Bracelet with snake heads

DATE:
7th–6th century BCE
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Gold, chased
CLASSIFICATION:
Jewelry
DIMENSIONS:
2 1/4 × 2 1/2 × 1/4 in. (5.72 × 6.35 × 0.64 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Classical Art
LOCATION:
Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Classical Galleries, Level 2
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, Museum League Purchase Funds, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., and Cecil H. and Ida M. Green in honor of Virginia Lucas Nick
OBJECT NUMBER:
1991.75.99

General Description

Chronologically and geographically, the term "Near Eastern jewelry" covers an enormous field. The three Near Eastern objects in the Moretti Collection of Ancient Gold Jewelry at the Dallas Museum of Art (see also 1991.75.97.a-b, 1991.75.98) date to the 1st millennium BCE and come from Persia (modern-day Iran) or Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). This bracelet is very similar to another in the DMA's collection (1991.75.98), although it is smaller and the hoop is flattened on both sides.

Adapted from

Barbara Deppert-Lippitz, Ancient Gold Jewelry at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art in association with the University of Washington Press, 1996), 119; 146.