This piece is half of a bivalve mold. The two parts were attached by the three holes, visible at the top and bottom. The funnel-shaped cuttings along the straight edge are the sprues through which the liquid metal was poured into the mold.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 45, p. 91, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Reinholdt, Claus. 1993. "Der Thyreatis-Hortfund in Berlin." Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 108: p. 22, figs. 29–30.