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A Pair of Lion Terminals from an Armlet
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A Pair of Lion Terminals from an Armlet

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Description The pictured lion, whose hindquarters are fluted tubes, is executed in a detailed and lively fashion. The reclining animal once faced another lion, and together they formed the terminals of a bracelet. The hoop was most likely made out of thick gold wire, of which only traces remain inside the tubes.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Pontus (?); Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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ca. 9th-8th century BC
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1 in. (2.54 cm) (l.)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)


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