William Harper, Amuletic Beads #3, 1976, gold and silver cloisonné enamel on fine silver and fine gold with 14k gold, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Cohen, 1986.55, © 1987, William Harper
An amulet is a charm or ornament, often inscribed with magic incantations or symbols believed to protect the wearer against evil. In Amuletic Beads #3, Harper has inscribed the symbols using cloisonné enameling, a technique the artist is particularly comfortable with.
Amuletic Beads #3
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1 1/4 x 7 in. (3.2 x 17.8 cm.) diam.
© 1987, William Harper
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Cohen
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- gold and silver cloisonné enamel on fine silver and fine gold with 14k gold
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