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Clasp Fragment

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18 to Dynasty 19
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 9/16 x 5/8 x 1/16 in. (1.4 x 1.6 x 0.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.703E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Clasp Fragment, ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E. Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli, 9/16 x 5/8 x 1/16 in. (1.4 x 1.6 x 0.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.703E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.703E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.703E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Piece of cloisonne from a strap or part of a corselet. The piece is roughly square in shape, and the inlays are set into a field also decorated with gold bosses. On both sides are two eyelets which would be used to connect the piece to two other pieces having a single eyelet which would fit between the double eyelets of 37.703E. The inlays are of carnelian and lapis. Condition: Some denting of gold; part of carnelian inlays missing.
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