Requires Photography

Nineteen large lunettes

Near Eastern, Anatolian
Bronze Age
about 2400 B.C.


Dimensions

W. (max.): 33.5-36.5 mm.

Accession Number

68.118.1-19

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Landon T. Clay