viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2016

Intaglio amulet

Intaglio amulet showing a reaper stooping to cut corn. A Greek text on the reverse reads 'For the hips.' While reapers alluded to summer and the harvest symbolized felicity, to sufferers from sciatica the free movement from the waist required in reaping grain represented an ideal the amulet might magically promote. Country of Origin: Greece. Culture: Graeco-Egyptian. Date/Period: c. 1st C BC - 1st C AD. Material Size: haematite. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Sold at Christie's, London . Location: 04.

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