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A griffin's head rising from a double rosette. Similar to 99.379. The rosette from which the head rises is missing, and of the small rosettes attached to the petals of the base one is missing.

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 398 (with 99.379) (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, Archaic Period, 660–640 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5cm (1in.) Other: 4.3cm (1 11/16in.)

Accession Number

99.380

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment