Creator

Creation Date

4th-7th centuries

Culture

Byzantine

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

1 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

2020.114

Description

The heavily worn oval pendant displays, on one side, a nimbed rider spearing a prostrate person (or possibly animal). A now-indecipherable inscription borders the amulet, terminating with a cross on either side of the suspension hole. The other side of the amulet shows a standing nimbed figure with a vertical inscription alongside which it apparently contains the name Thekla. A bordering inscription seemingly invokes aid for the bearer of the amulet, this inscription also ending in a cross.

Provenance

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

Collection

The Byzantine World

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