Gold leaf frontlet (band for forehead)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Addorsed palmettes

Sheet gold ornaments made for the grave are decorated in low relief. The motifs were cut into a concave mold, and the sheet metal was pressed into the forms. The sheet was then cut to the desired shape. The vegetal decoration here is characteristic especially of East Greek art of the seventh century B.C.

Gold leaf frontlet (band for forehead), Gold, Cypriot

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