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Sixteen small lunettes

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Sixteen small lunettes, both ends drawn out and looped for suspension, decorated from the back with a dotted border. Cut from sheet gold. These ornaments appear to have formed the burial jewelry of a high-born woman, not unlike the gold treasures found by Heinrich Schliemann at Troy in 1878....

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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.

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Centennial Gift of Landon T. Clay

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


W. (max): 27-29 mm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment