Amuletic Beads #3

  • 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

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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.

Title
Amuletic Beads #3
Artist
Date
1976
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 7 in. (3.2 x 17.8 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Cohen

Mediums
Mediums Description
gold and silver cloisonné enamel on fine silver and fine gold with 14k gold
Classifications
Object Number
1986.55
Palette
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