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Stamped Metal Circle

Stamped Metal Circle
Title
Stamped Metal Circle
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/16 in. ( 3 cm )
Description 
Stamped metal circle, probably a souvenir token, depicts mythic man (helmeted) and woman, with inscription: "MIZPAH".
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1935.129
Gallery Label 
Mizpah is an emotional bond between people who are separated (either physically or by death). Mizpah jewelrey is worn to signify this bond, and the word "mizpah" can often be found on headstones in cemeteries and on other memorials. From Genesis 31:49 "And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group