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.