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Gold votive offering in the shape of a hand

unknown artist1600/1799

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Gold votive offering in the shape of a hand studded with precious stones, perhaps part of the revetment of an icon of the Virgin, or part of a reliquary cover. 17th c. The workmanship reflects the techniques traditionally practised in workshops at Saframpolis (Safranbolu) in the Pontos. 17th-18th c. L. 0.12 m. (ΓΕ 34303)

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  • Title: Gold votive offering in the shape of a hand
  • Creator: unknown artist
  • Date Created: 1600/1799
  • Location Created: Turkey
  • Physical Dimensions: w52 x h120 cm (complete)
  • More Info: Benaki Museum - Benaki Museum
  • Type: votive offering
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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