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Bracelet with lions' head finials

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Bracelet, of heavy solid rolled gold, with lion's head finials. The lions have flat manes, eyes deeply punched, muzzle rounded and lips slightly parted. Faint punch marks on one lion for fur texture. These ornaments appear to have formed the burial jewelry of a high-born woman, not unlike the...

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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

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

Accession Number

68.122

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets