Disk or Wheel
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
1st-3rd century C.E.
Roman Period (possibly)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Possibly Egypto-Roman. Disk or Wheel, 1st-3rd century C.E. Bronze, diameter: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.235. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.235_print_negA_bw.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Circular disk or wheel from a larger composition. Outer rim decorated with chevron design and four oblongs containing triangular design. Rim connected to central circle by four pairs of long thin scrolls. Center pierced and fitted with socket on underside for attachment.
Condition: In january 1941 object examined and found to be in good condition but heavily incrusted with light green incrustation. No traces of bronze disease. Cleaned mechanically. Result extremely satisfactory, incrustation removed down to cuprite layer, then given very thin coating of wax.
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