Gold-beater's form

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 21 x 3.2 cm (6 5/16 x 8 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

05.99

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Molds

Almost rectangular piece of hard, close, brown, limestone, containing sunken molds for a great variety of Amulets etc. on both sides and along the edges. (Into these depressions the gold foil was forced probably with a brush.) Provenance unknown.

Provenance

Gift of Theodore M.Davis
(Accession Date: September 19, 1905)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis