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Gold pendant or clasp?

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.?
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H.: 1/2 x 9/16 in. (1.3 x 1.4 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1895
Accession Number:
95.15.268
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This intriguing object has a loop for attachment only at the top. In addition to decoration with gold wire, there are three vertically aligned cloisons that have lost their inlays.
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