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Amuletic Armband with Holy Rider, Saints, and Magical Symbols
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Amuletic Armband with Holy Rider, Saints, and Magical Symbols


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Description Originally made up of seven inscribed medallions, this armband demonstrates the intermixing of Christian, Jewish, and pagan imagery on an object of magical, medicinal purpose. Judging by the inscriptions, most armbands (made in Byzantine Syria and Egypt) were used to treat abdominal disorders.
Exhibitions
  • Transitions to Christianity. Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2011-2012.
Provenance Sale, Frank Sternberg, Zurich, November 20, 1990; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Transcription] + Ὁ κατοικῶν ἐν βοηθία τοῦ [Ὑψίστου]; [Translation] + He who dwells in the shelter of [the Most High] (cf. Psalm 91:1)
Credit Museum purchase, 1990

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Period
6th-7th century (Late Antique)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2657
Measurements
fragment A: 11/16 x 3 3/16 x 1/16 in. (1.8 x 8 x 0.1 cm); fragment B: 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 1/16 in. (1.7 x 5.7 x 0.1 cm); fragment C: 11/16 x 2 1/4 x 1/16 in. (1.8 x 5.7 x 0.1 cm)

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