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Gold lion-head pendant

Period:
Classical
Date:
2nd half of the 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
11/16in. (1.8cm) Other: 1/2in. (1.3cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3328
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
The lion-head is finely modeled in two halves, left and right, with a flat gold sheet closing off the neck aperture.
Williams, Dyfri and Jack Ogden. 1994. Greek Gold: Jewelry of the Classical World. no. 187, p. 249, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 392, p. 240, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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