Nineteen large lunettes
Near Eastern, Anatolian
about 2400 B.C.
W. (max.): 33.5-36.5 mm.
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Nineteen large lunettes, both ends drawn out and looped for suspension, decorated from the back with a dotted border. Cut from sheet gold. These ornaments appear to have formed the burial jewelry of a high-born woman, not unlike the gold treasures found by Heinrich Schliemann at Troy in 1878. Certain Egyptian motifs suggest commerce and sea ties between Egypt and coastal Asia Minor in the mid-third millennium B.C.
By 1968: with George Zacos, Basel, Switzerland; purchased from George Zacos by MFA with funds provided by Landon T. Clay; accessioned as Centennial gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA, April 10, 1968
Centennial Gift of Landon T. Clay