<em>Hollow Cylindrical Amulet</em>, ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E. Gold, 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) high x 5/16 in. (0.8 cm) diameter. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.701E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.701E_PS2.jpg)

Hollow Cylindrical Amulet

Medium: Gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) high x 5/16 in. (0.8 cm) diameter



Accession Number: 37.701E

Image: 37.701E_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
An amulet, although of unknown significance, generally associated with women. It is in the form of a cylindrical case. Two rough-cut garnets were found in it. The outer case is gold and originally had an inner cylinder of copper or bronze. Granulation on the surface creates a pattern of seven zigzags and eight triangles. The caps consist of two parts each cut from a heavier sheet of gold than the cylinder. At one end a loop is soldered to the middle of the cap. The caps were not soldered in place and lack definite evidence of cementing and were probably not intended to be removed. Condition: Broken in center but reconstructed. Several pieces of the metal are missing from this broken center area and several pieces of granulation are missing due to the break.

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