Amulet

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Object Name: 
Amulet
Accession Number: 
77.1.8 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.3 cm, W: 1.4 cm, Th: .4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1800-1977
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nancy Perkins
Primary Description: 
Irregular oval plaque decorated on one side in relief: schematic human head and upper torso shown frontally. Head is hairless, with vestigial ears; face has eyebrows, dot-like eyes, nose, mouth and double chin. Torso has garment decorated with illegible "letters." Other "letters" are at sides of head and above it. Edges of plaque are rounded and back is plain.
Provenance: 
Perkins, Nancy, Source
1977-10-19
Technique: 
Fakes and Forgeries of Ancient Glass (1977) illustrated, pp. 129-136, esp. pp. 131-132; BIB# AI61740