Creator

Creation Date

5th–6th century

Era

1-500 CE, 500-1400

Geography

Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey, Asia

Culture

Late Antiquity, Byzantine

Medium

bronze

Classification

Amulets

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

2020.140

Creator Biography

Creator Unknown, Byzantine.

Description

One side features the iconography of the Holy Rider, and the other side the evil eye or the much-suffering eye. A Greek inscription is found above the eye: KVRIE / BOHΘI ("Lord help"). For a comparable amulet, see Walters Art Museum, 54.2628.

Provenance

Purchased from Tetragon, London in 1993. Said to have come from Turkey.

Collection

David P. Harris ('46) Collection

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