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Spiral for the hair

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Consists of a rather large wire of solid gold, each end being made square and decorated with short lines incised.

Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: 1899 Bought in Corinth.); 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, Geometric Period, 8th century B.C.

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

99.377

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments