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Gold roundel with stamped designs

Period:
Late Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 1600–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diam.: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3008
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Made of hammered sheet metal, these gold roundels would have adorned a cloth or garment, probably a funerary shroud. Similar examples have been found in the Royal Shaft Graves at Mycenae and in Mycenaean tombs on the island of Rhodes.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3008, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 158, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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