Inscribed armband with four oval medallions - ROM2010_11707_40

ROM2010_11707_40

Inscribed armband with four oval medallions

Medium:Engraved silver
Geography: Eastern Mediterranean
Date: c. 500-600 AD
Period: Byzantine period
Dimensions:
2.88 x 7.74 cm
Object number: 986.181.93
Credit Line: Gift of the ROM Membership and the Government of Ontario
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium
DescriptionThis silver armband with four medallions was made for a woman named Anna. One of the medallions is engraved with an image of Mary holding the Christ Child. The accompanying inscription implores "Mother of God help Anna. Grace." Medico-magical armbands of this type were made for women as a protection against internal disorders.
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