|Dating:||1400 BC1300 BC|
|Origin:||Mediterranean Basin, Cyprus|
|Physical:||3.4cm. (1.3 in.) - 5 g. (.2 oz.)|
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This gold pendant from Cyprus exhibits exquisite craftsmanship. The main body was made in two pieces: a cone and a dome. The seam was cleverly trimmed with a thin thread of gold, and the whole assembly was then studded with gold granules. At the bottom of the cone, a perfectly cut gem (garnet or amethyst) was set within a discreet golden rim. At the top of the dome, a cap trimmed with a delicate string of beads provides a hoop that attaches the suspension ring.|
Bibliography (for this item)
1981 Minoan and Mycenaean Art. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. (177, 220-221)
1991 Jewelry: 7000 Years: An international History and Illustrated Survey from the Collections of the British Museum (republication of the 1987 edtion by H. N. Abrams). Abradale Press, New York, NY. (