Amulet

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Object Name: 
Amulet
Accession Number: 
77.1.8 B
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.7 cm, W: 1.3 cm, Th: .35 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1800-1977
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nancy Perkins
Primary Description: 
Roughly rectangular plaque with rounded ends decorated on one side in relief: schematic human head and torso shown frontally. Head is hairless; face has eyebrows, oval eyes, nose and mouth. Torso is rectangular, with arms in front of chest, bent at elbows and with hands pointing toward neck. Lower part of torso has garment decorated with illegible "letters." Edges are rounded and back is plain.
Provenance: 
Perkins, Nancy, Source
1977-10-19
Fakes and Forgeries of Ancient Glass (1977) illustrated, pp. 129-136, esp. pp. 131-132; BIB# AI61740