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Pin with Lynx Head
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Pin with Lynx Head

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Description The top of the gold pin is a finely modeled lynx head. A small molding on the shaft of the pin keeps the garnet bead and conical collar from slipping off. One setting with a tear-drop garnet is firmly fixed in the lynx's mouth by a pin, the extremity of which is looped. Chained to the loop is a second tear-drop garnet.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance [From a tomb near Olbia, Parutino, Ukraine (?)]; F. L. van Gans, Frankfurt (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; P. Mavrogordato, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Galerie Bachstitz, The Hague [catalogue 1921, part II, lot 92 E]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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1st century BC (Hellenistic)
gold, garnets
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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7 1/2 in. (19 cm)
  • Greece (Place of Origin)
  • Ukraine, Parutino (Olbia) (Place of Discovery)


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