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Bracelet with feline-head terminals

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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...

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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

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Dimensions

484.1 G. Weight: 31.45 gm (0.07 lb.)

Accession Number

95.88

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets