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Gold hoop with glass pendant stamped disk

Period:
Late Antique
Date:
late 4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold, glass; stamped
Dimensions:
Other (Pendant): 1 1/16 x 7/8 x 3/16 in. (2.7 x 2.2 x 0.5 cm) Diameter (earing): 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4035
  • Description

    Pendant:
    Translucent greenish yellow.
    Oval disk with rounded edge and slightly uneven, flat underside; at top, rounded suspension tab pierced with hole sideways and flattened.
    Stamped with a lion springing to right with mane flowing behind his back.
    Intact; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, faint iridescence, and small patches of weathering.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4035.

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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