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Description The terminals of this cast bronze bracelet are in the shape of lion heads. Recessed triangles over the snout and between the ears presumably held inlays. The underside of the head is hollow. This feature, as well as the mint condition of the piece and the presence of zinc in the metal, cast doubt on the authenticity.
Date Description Narrative
2/22/1979Examinationexamined for condition
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Nehavend, Persia]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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9th century BCE (?) (Iron Age)
cast bronze
Accession Number
3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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