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Gold and cloisonné bracelet

5th century B.C.
Greek, Cypriot
Gold, cloisonne
Diam.: 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Originally these bracelets must have been very colorful and eye-catching, but now all of the inlays that once filled the squares framing the rosettes have been lost. A similar bracelet found at Marion is now in the Cyprus Museum.
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. II, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 376, pp. 236-7, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 293, pp. 251 463-64, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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