Creator

Creation Date

4th-7th centuries

Culture

Byzantine

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

1 7/8 x 11/16 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.113

Description

This oval shaped amulet features and integrated suspension loop at the upper end and incised decoration on two sides. The front features a rider, nimbed, wielding a cross-headed spear; his foe is represented by a diagonal line under the feet of the horse. The back of the amulet features the opening line of Psalm 90: O K/ATV/K[ON] (He who lives by the help of the Most High, in a shelter of the God of the sky he will lodge.)

See also 2020.108.

Provenance

Purchased from Tetragon, London, on October 16, 1993.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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