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Gold earring with head of a bull

Period:
Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diam.: 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3449
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Circlet of twisted gold wire, which tapers from the bull's head at the front end to a hooked point which passes through a loop below the animal's throat.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3449, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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