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Chlorite pendant in the form of the head of an Assyrian

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 × 1/2 × 1/2 in. (2.5 × 1.3 × 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5011
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Bearded head, Assyrian type.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1551, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 582, p. 403, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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