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Obj. ID: 37590  Amulet, Ukraine, circa 1900

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon, -.

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Name/Title
Amulet | Unknown
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Object Detail
Date
circa 1900
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Gross Family Collection No.
027.025.057
Category
Material/Technique
Lead, Cast
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Measurements
Diameter: 3.7 cm, Depth: 0.1 cm
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Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Description

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

This is an example of a type of inexpensive, easily cast lead amulet that has only recently come to light. The disovery came because of extensive use of metal detectors by amateur explorers in the FSU, primarily in the Ukraine, where such amulets have been uncovered in both quantity and variety. In the Gross Family Collection there are more than 60 different variations. It is clear that they were a very popular protective talisman, worn by numberous Jewish children.

In spite of the fact that there is no Heh letter present, this is probably a round "Heh' type amulet created for a male child to be hung around his neck on a string or chain for protection of the newly born child. O the the obverse appear two rampant animals, a lion on the left side and a deer on the right, and between them a table on which sits an eagle. On the reverse in the center is an urn like vase with flowers. This is surrounded by a floral decoration on the circumfrence. The assumption that it may be an Jewish amulet derives from the use of the deer and lion as well as the general similarity to the others of the genre.

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Codicology
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Ruling
Pricking
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Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
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