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Amulet in the Form of a Crescent

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Gold
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 2nd-1st century B.C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 9/16 x 3/16 x 11/16 in. (1.5 x 0.5 x 1.7 cm, 1.35 g)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.823E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Amulet in the Form of a Crescent, 2nd-1st century B.C.E. Gold, 9/16 x 3/16 x 11/16 in. (1.5 x 0.5 x 1.7 cm, 1.35 g). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.823E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.823E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.823E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Gold amulet in the form of a crescent (or horns) with suspension loop. The loop was bent out of a broad strip of sheet, of which the edges had been folded over and soldered down to give a finish; it is soldered into slits carved into the solid gold crescent. The latter was cast and its surface has a slightly frosted look. The materials contains a speck of hard white metal. Condition: Very good. The loop is very much worn; the amulet was probably worn during the owner’s lifetime.
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