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Amulet in the Shape of Two Mirror-Imaged Birds

A work made of shell.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of shell.

Date:

Byzantine Period (4th–7th century)

Artist:

Egyptian

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet in the Shape of Two Mirror-Imaged Birds

Origin

Egypt

Date

301 CE–700 CE

Medium

Shell

Dimensions

2.9 × 1.3 × 0.2 cm (1 1/8 × 1/2 × 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.837

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