Amulet

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Object Name: 
Amulet
Accession Number: 
60.1.8
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.3 cm, W: 1.4 cm, Th: .4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1800-1999
Credit Line: 
Gift of Royal Athena Gallery
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 Neck is long and it has necklace with three strands. 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 of plaque are rounded and back is plain. "Notch" near bottom of right side was caused accidentally during manufacture.
Provenance: 
Royal Athena Gallery, Source
1960-12-05