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Silver comb and pin

Period:
Late Republican
Date:
mid-1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
length 6 15/16in. (17.7cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.100.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
Trasimene silver. On either side of the comb, a lion hunt. Amor and a hound, a lion charging.
Said to have been found near Lake Trasimene, north of Rome

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1965. "Two Hoards of Republican Silver." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 13(5): p. 183, figs. 9-10.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. and Kurt Luckner. 1977. Silver for the Gods: 800 Years of Greek and Roman Silver. no. 71, pp. 110-11, Toledo, Ohio: Jutta-Annette Page.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1984. "A Greek and Roman Treasury." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 42(1): no. 126, pp. 13, 66-67.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 69, pp. 96-97, 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. 461, pp. 394, 495-96, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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