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Gold earring with head of a goat

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diam.: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3468
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Circlet of twisted gold wire, which tapers from the goat'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. 3468, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 478, p. 290, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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