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Electrotype copy of a gold bracelet

Period:
Archaic or Classical
Date:
6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diam. of the shank: 9.82 mm (Diam. of the brass rod): 11.37 mm Weight: 1 lb. 1.8 oz (505 g) Diameter of the bracelet: 4 1/8 in. ( 10.5 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3553
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
The original bracelets, stolen from the Metropolitan Museum in 1887, bore inscriptions indicating that they belonged to a certain Eteander, king of Paphos. These exact copies were made by Tiffany & Co., drawing on records made by the Museum before the theft.
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. I, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3553, 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. 375, pp. 236-7, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 293, pp. 251, 463-64, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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