Bracelet with feline-head terminals

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
350–300 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 495.5 gr. Weight: 32.09 gm (0.07 lb.)

Accession Number

95.89

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

A small, heavy bracelet of twisted tube with beaded wire wound around it. Feline heads are set at each terminal with details formed by chasing metal into patterns at the top of the head and at the muzzle. A collar of triangles in granulation outlined with wire is placed at the join of the head and bracelet. This bracelet forms a pair with 95.88.

Provenance

By 1886: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in 1886 in Athens and said to have been found in the island of Cythnos); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift