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A double hook of rather heavy wire, each end terminating in the head of a griffin decorated with granular filigree.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 399 (said to be from Kameiros); by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, East Greek, Orientalizing Period, about 650 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.378

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs