Amuletic Beads #3

  • William Harper, Amuletic Beads #3, 1976, cloissone, gold, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1987, William Harper, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Cohen, 1986.55

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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
Artists
Date
1976
On View
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
Classifications
Object Number
1986.55
Palette
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