Creator

Creation Date

5th–6th century

Geography

Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey, Asia

Culture

Late Antiquity, Byzantine

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

1 7/8 x 1 5/8 in.

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

2020.140

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, on October 16, 1993. Said to have come from Turkey.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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