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Gold spiral with double lion-griffin-head terminal

Period:
Classical
Date:
1st half of the 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 x 11/16in. (3.5 x 1.7cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3374
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Gold spirals with double lion-griffin-head terminals, from Kourion.
Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry: The Art of the Goldsmith in Classical Times as Illustrated in the Museum Collection. p. 26, fig. 39, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

Pfrommer, Michael. 1987. Studien zu Alexandrinischer und Grossgriechischer Toreutik frühhellenistischer Zeit, Archäologische Forschungen 16. p. 110 n. 685, Berlin: Mann.

Williams, Dyfri and Jack Ogden. 1994. Greek Gold: Jewelry of the Classical World. no. 174, p. 239, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2000. "The New Cypriot Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Minerva, 11(3): pp. 22-3, fig. 19.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 387, p. 239, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tatton-Brown, Veronica. 2000. "The New Galleries of Cypriot Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Apollo, 152: pp. 5-7, fig. 5.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 292, pp. 251, 463, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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