Greek, East Greek
about 650 B.C.
Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery (Gallery 104)
A double hook of rather heavy wire, each end terminating in the head of a griffin decorated with granular filigree.
By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 399 (said to be from Kameiros); by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund