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pendant

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1892,0520.8

  • Description

    Gold pendant showing a nature god - the "Master of Animals"; he holds two geese, and stands among lotus flowers. Behind the god are stylised bull's horns. The pendant is made of sheet gold, the decoration worked in relief, and the whole backed with a plain sheet of gold.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1850BC-1550BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 6.3 centimetres
    • Height: 6 centimetres
    • Weight: 138 grains
  • Curator's comments

    Made on Crete, or by immigrant Cretan craftsmen on Aegina. Shows a strong influence from Egyptian wall-paintings.

  • Bibliography

    • Jewellery 762 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G12/dc6

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1994 7 Sep-26 Oct, Austria, Vienna, Museen der Stadt Wien, Pharanen und Fremde
    2008 18 Nov-2009 15 Mar, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C.'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1892

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1892,0520.8

Gold pendant showing a nature god - the "Master of Animals"; he holds two geese, and stands among lotus flowers. Aigina treasure.

Gold pendant showing a nature god - the "Master of Animals"; he holds two geese, and stands among lotus flowers. Aigina treasure.

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