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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1870
Title
Fragment of a Lead Hystera Amulet
Classification
Amulets
Work Type
amulet
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Anatolia
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/191515
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lead
Technique
Cast
Dimensions
10.65 g, 4.5 x 2 cm (1 3/4 x 13/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1870
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: between serpents, inscribed in Greek (life is light)
Reverse: inscribed in Greek (saint, masc.)
Publication History

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 291/figs. 173a, 173b

Exhibition History

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

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