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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1869
People
Theophano (died 896)
Title
Lead Hystera Amulet of Saint Theophano
Classification
Amulets
Work Type
amulet
Date
900-1200
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Anatolia
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/191383
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lead
Technique
Cast
Dimensions
15.62 g, 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Byzantine Women no.172
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1869
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Wandering womb (hysteron) between serpents,.
Rev.: Saint Theophano standing facing in the orant position, dressed in a tunic and a cloak fastened at the shoulder and decorated with jewels. She wears a three-pronged crown and pendilia, and a collar made of a double row of pearls.
Publication History

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 291/figs. 172a, 172b

Exhibition History

Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003

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