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Bronze ring surmounted by a ram

Period:
Geometric
Date:
second half of the 8th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
diameter 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henri Seyrig, 1954
Accession Number:
54.137.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The precise function of this object is unclear. It may have been the handle of a small tripod, since various kinds of figures embellish tripod handles, or part of a harness.
Mertens, Joan R. 1985. "Greek Bronzes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 43(2): no. 5, pp. 16–17.

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