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Gilt bronze spiral with griffin terminal

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 400–350 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Gold, bronze
Dimensions:
Other: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3369
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Such spirals, which often come in pairs, may have been used as earrings or to hold locks of hair.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3369, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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