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Gold necklace

Period:
Late Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 1400–1200 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot or Aegean
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Other: 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3005
  • Description

    The general shape and allocation of the decoration may be compared with glass pendants of the Mycenaean period, examples of which (25.78.14–.21) can be seen downstairs on the west side of the Museum's Robert and Renée Belfer Court.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 3005.

    Karageorghis, Vassos, Dr. Joan R. Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 113, p. 70.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 273, pp. 235, 460.

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