Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pommel in the shape of coiled animals

Date:
ca. 3rd–1st century B.C.
Geography:
Eurasian steppes
Culture:
Sarmatian
Medium:
Gold, turquoise inlay
Dimensions:
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.36
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404

“Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 4, 1991–September 15, 1991.

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

Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc. 1978. Important Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities. 14 December 1978, New York, lot 213.

Sotheby's. 1981. Fine Antiquities. 22 May 1981, New York, lot 78.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Roundel with griffin heads." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), no. 28, p. 56.

Aruz, Joan, Ann Farkas, Andrei Alekseev, and Elena Korolkova, eds. 2000. The Golden Deer of Eurasia: Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from the Russian Steppes, exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 5, fig. 1.

Aruz, Joan, Ann R. Farkas, Andrei Alekseev, and Elena Korolkova 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, New York: Electa, p. 146, fig. 46.
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