Disk or Wheel
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
2nd-4th century C.E.
Roman Period (possibly)
1/2 × Diam. 5 3/8 in. (1.3 × 13.7 cm) (show scale)
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
Circular bronze disk or wheel. Upper rim decorated with chevron design and four oblongs containing triangular cross design. Center connected to rim by four groups of two scrolls each. Under side of object undecorated. Center pierced and fitted with socket on under side for attachment. Use of object unknown. Apparently a detail from a larger composition.
Design of the object recalls parallel designs in the small gold clasps commonly found on necklaces of the Roman period in Egypt. Bronze of good quality and suggests a fairly early date.
Condition: Good condition but heavily incrusted with light green incrustation.
This item is not on view
Possibly Egypto-Roman. Disk or Wheel, 2nd-4th century C.E. Bronze, 1/2 × Diam. 5 3/8 in. (1.3 × 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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