<em>Clasp Fragment</em>, 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)

Clasp Fragment

Medium: Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 9/16 x 5/8 x 1/16 in. (1.4 x 1.6 x 0.2 cm)


Accession Number: 37.703E

Image: CUR.37.703E_view1.jpg,

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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