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Gold-beater's form

Almost rectangular piece of hard, close, brown, limestone, containing sunken molds for a great variety of Amulets etc. on both sides and along the edges. (Into these depressions the gold foil was forced probably with a brush.) Provenance unknown.

Provenance

Gift of Theodore M.Davis (Accession Date: September 19, 1905)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Accession Number

05.99

Medium or Technique

Limestone

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The Ancient World

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