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Pair of gold and blue glass bracelets with lions' head finials

Period:
Late Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold, blue stone
Dimensions:
Other: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.11.8, .9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
The use of blue glass for the body is an unusual feature for this type of bracelet. Through time the glass has acquired a gray surface; but, when fresh, the effect of the blue against the gold must have been stunning.
Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1966. "Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Jewelry." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 24(9): p. 274, fig. 10.

Williams, Dyfri and Jack Ogden. 1994. Greek Gold: Jewelry of the Classical World. p. 46, fig. 39, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

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