Description The griffin's head, cast in solid gold, must once have formed part of a necklace. A loop attached to the head between the horns lets the piece swing freely on a second gold loop attached to a tubular gold bead. The elegant stylization of the fierce beast is typically Achaemenid (the style of the ancient Persian Empire).
- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Collection of Arthur U. Pope [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; George Hewitt Myers [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Textile Museum, Washington D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1977, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1977
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