Reproduction Of A Gold Mycenaean Ornament
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1901.7
People
Emile Gilliéron or son, Swiss (1850 - 1924; 1885 - 1939)
Title
Reproduction of a Gold Mycenaean Ornament
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
19th-20th century
Period
Helladic period, Late
Culture
Mycenaean
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Electrotype of gold original; repoussé
Technique
electrotype
Dimensions
4.2 x 3.3 cm (1 5/8 x 1 5/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Museum Purchase
Accession Year
1901
Object Number
1901.7
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Reproduction of a gold ornament in the form of two eagles. The eagles have their heads turned in opposite directions while their bodies face each other toward the center. The original was possibly part of a necklace with a repeating design. The original is one of five identical pieces found in Grave Circle A at Mycenae.

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