Appliqué in the form of a fantastic beast
Near Eastern, Anatolian, Neo-Hittite
Length: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
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.
By 1996: with Emanuel Tiliakos, Winchester, MA; 1996: purchased by the MFA from Emanuel Tiliakos.
Marilyn M. Simpson Fund