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Gold lion's head bracelet with copper-alloy core

ca. 450–400 B.C.
Greek, Cypriot
Gold, copper
outer diameter 2 3/4in. (7cm) length of head 15/16in. (2.3cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Bangle bracelets with animal-head finials.
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, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Williams, Dyfri and Jack Ogden. 1994. Greek Gold: Jewelry of the Classical World. no. 189, p. 250, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 380, p. 237, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Markowitz, Yvonne J. and Jeannine Falino. 2006. "The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Jewels and Charles Louis Tiffany." Minerva, 17 (3): p. 38.

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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