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Bracelet depicting Egyptian deities

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From left to right the figures are: the griffin of Nemesis with her wheel, a radiate sun-god in armor holding a spear, a goddess?, Hermanubis, Demeter-Io, Serapis with Cerberus, Harpokrates, Isis, two snakes (Agathodaimon-Serapis and Thueris-Isis) flanking Harpokrates (?), and a falcon with the...

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Provenance

By about 2001: with an unknown British dealer in London (said to have belonged to an English collector for some time); about 2001: purchased by dealer Frank Kovacs, P.O. Box 25300, San Mateo, California 94402, from an unknown British dealer in London; date unknown: purchased by Harlan J. Berk from Frank Kovacs; December 2004: year-end gift of Harlan J. Berk to MFA in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976-2004

Credit Line

Gift of Harlan J. Berk in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976-2004

Roman Provincial, Roman Imperial Period, about 2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter (max.): 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.) Length = 14 cm (since the bracelet is curved, this is really the circumference of the inscription) Height = 1.5 cm

Accession Number

2004.2229

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets