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Roundel with a horned animal, lions, and griffins

Date:
ca. 3rd–1st century B.C.
Geography:
Eurasian steppes
Culture:
Sarmatian
Medium:
Gold foil, silver, iron, semi-precious stone or paste
Dimensions:
H. 15/16 in. (2.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Purchase, Florance Waterbury Bequest, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.132
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
Acquired by the Museum in 1970, purchased from George Anavian, New York.

“Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions 1965-1975.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

“The Golden Deer of Eurasia,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2000–2001.

Crawford, Vaughn E. 1970. "Reports of the Departments: Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 29 (2), p. 62.

Farkas, Ann. 1973. "Sarmatian Roundels and Sarmatian Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal 8, pp. 78-79, figs. 1, 2.

Hoving, Thomas and Olga Raggio. 1975. Notable Acquistions, 1965-1975. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 39.

Harper, Prudence O. et al. 1983. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 87.

Farkas, Ann. 2000. "Filippovka and the Art of the Steppes." In The Golden Deer of Eurasia: Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from the Russian Steppes, exh. cat. edited by Joan Aruz, Ann Farkas, Andrei Alekseev, and Elena Korolkova. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 5, fig. 2.

Aruz, Joan et al., eds. 2001. Oro: Il mistero dei Sarmati e Degli Sciti, Mostra Promossa in Collaborazione con Museo Statale Ermitage, San Pietroburgo, Centro Studi Etnologici del Centro Scientifico di Ufa dell' Accademia delle Scienze Russa, exh. cat. Milan and New York: Electra, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 146, fig. 47.
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