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Silver appliqués

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th–4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Other: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)(each)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3278a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
The Cesnola Collection contains several other, very similar appliqués that are now much damaged and corroded. All have holes around their edges for sewing them onto a piece of fabric or leather; they were probably used to decorate a headband or more ornate headdress.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3278, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 397, p. 242, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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