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Dress ornament

Date:
ca. 5th century B.C.
Geography:
Northern Black Sea region, possibly from Maikop
Culture:
Scythian
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
1 in. (2.54 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.54
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
Until 1924, collection of Merle de Massoneau; acquired by the Museum in 1924, purchased from John Marshall.

“The Art of the Jeweler: a Selection from the Collections of the Museum.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 20, 1940–March 9, 1941.

“From the Lands of the Scythians: Ancient Treasures from the Museums of the U.S.S.R., 3000 B.C.-100 B.C.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 19, 1975–September 4, 1975.

Alexander, Christine. 1925. "Jewelry and miscellaneous small antiquities: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 20 (7), pp. 180-181, fig. 7.

Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry, the art of the goldsmith in classical times as illustrated in the museum collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 47-48, fig. 102.

Rostovtzeff, Michael. 1929. The Animal Style in South Russia and China. Princeton: Princeton University Press, p.31, pl. IX, 1.

Rostovtzeff, Michael. 1930. Cambridge Ancient History, vol. VIII, p. 587, vol. of pls. p. 92 b-c.

Richter, Gisela. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 328, fig. 229.

Dimand, Maurice S. and H.E. McAllister. 1944. Near Eastern Jewelry, a picture book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, fig. 2.

Kantor, Helen. 1957. "Achaemenid Jewelry in the Oriental Institute." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 16 (1), p. 6.

Harper, Prudence O. 1973-1974. "The Maikop Treasure." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 32 (5), From the Lands of the Scythians: Ancient Treasures from the Museums of the U.S.S.R. 3000 B.C.-100 B.C.(1973–1974), no. 15, p. 160.

Hibbard, Howard. 1980. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Harper and Row, fig. 120, p. 60.

Leskov, Aleksandr M. 2008. The Maikop Treasure. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, p. 225.
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