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Gold earring with head of a lion

Classical or Hellenistic
4th‒3rd century B.C.
Diam.: 5/8 in. (1.6 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 171
Circlet of twisted gold wire, which tapers from the animal's head at the front end to a hooked point which passes through a loop below its throat.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3498, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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