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Bracelet

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.) length; .6 diameter

Accession Number

04.1795

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Small bracelet with 1 or more dangle decorations missing; rusted.

Similar bracelets produced during this period often carried images of saints, images from scripture, or even invocations for protection. This particular bracelet is highly worn and the precise pattern of decoration is difficult to discern.

For comparable examples in the Coptic Cairo Museum, see Inv. no. 7022, 7023, and 7026. See Josef Strzygowski, Catalogue General des Antiquites Egyptiennes du Musee du Caire: Koptische Kunst (Vienna: Imprimerie Adolf Holzhausen, 1904), pp. 331-332.

Provenance

From Akhmim.Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt 1904

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund