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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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
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.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. X, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

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

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

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

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