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Holy Rider Amulet


Early Byzantine
6th century (or slightly later)
5.4 x 5.1 x 0.08 cm (2 1/8 x 2 x 1/16 in.)
bronze
BZ.1950.15

Not on view


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Bibliography
Handbook of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Harvard University (Washington, DC, 1955), no. 77.

M. Ross, Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Vol. I, Metalwork, Ceramics, Glass, Glyptics, Painting (Washington, DC, 1962), no. 60, p. 53, Pl. XXXVIII.

J. Nesbitt, "Apotropaic devices on Byzantine lead seals in the Collections of Dumbarton Oaks and the Fogg Museum of Art," in Chr. Entwistle, ed., Through a Glass Brightly: Studies in Byzantine, Early Medieval and Medieval Art and Architecture Presented to D. Buckton (Exeter, 2003), 107-113, figs. 13.10-11.

Sacred Art, Secular Context: Objects of Art from the Byzantine Collection of Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., Accompanied by American Paintings from the Collection of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, ed. Asen Kirin, Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, GA, 2005), 99, no. 39.


Exhibition History
Cambridge, Sackler Museum, informal exhibition, Mar. 11, 1993 - Jul. 12, 1993.

Athens, GA, Georgia Museum of Art, “Sacred Art, Secular Context: Objects of Art from the Byzantine Collection of Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., Accompanied by American Paintings from the Collection of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss,” May 15 – November 6, 2005.


Acquisition History
Elie Bustros, Beirut ( according to Bustros, found in Djéblé, Iskilon, S. of Latakia)
Purchased through R. Tyler (Paris) from Bustros, December, 1949, for Mr. and Mrs. Bliss.
Brought to Dumbarton Oaks by R. Tyler, May 19, 1950.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bliss, August, 1950.
Harvard University, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.