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A thin band of gold with attached laurel leaves and small flowers. The central ornament is an archaic mask of a gorgon. Each end of the band is a conventionalized peacock, standing full front, with spread tail. Torn in several places.

Provenance

By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Said to have been found together [with 95.90 and 95.91] at Mytilene. 1894.); 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

Italic, Etruscan, Classical Period, 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length x width: 32 x 4 cm (12 5/8 x 1 9/16)

Accession Number

95.87

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment