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Bracelet with lion protomes

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A pair of lion protomes with carefully-defined heads represented as chewing on a ball. The circular object was part of a handle or, more likely, a large ceremonial bracelet. The ends are flat, and the rest of the object was made separately (in another material ?). One end has a vertical tang,...

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By 1976: with Michael E. Abemayor, 667 Madison Avenue, New York 10021; purchased by MFA from Michael E. Abemayor, March 10, 1976

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek or Near Eastern, Early Hellenistic Period, about 330 B.C. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 088.


Length: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets