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The mystery behind the person who wore this gold ornament

Nov 26, 2013 2 MINUTES
"So rarely do we get a real snapshot of an individual."

Curator Fiona Kidd on a gold belt adornment with an eagle and its prey, presumably worn by someone in a position of power.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Peter Zeray

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