Appliqué in the form of a fantastic beast

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Neo-Hittite
Neo-Hittite Period
1000–700 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1996.61

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Silver ornament representing a “chimera,” a winged, four-legged beast with a helmeted human head above the creature’s lion head. The curling tail ends in the head of an animal, perhaps a griffin. It was probably attached to a garment.

Provenance

By 1996: with Emanuel Tiliakos, Winchester, MA; 1996: purchased by the MFA from Emanuel Tiliakos.

Credit Line

Marilyn M. Simpson Fund