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  • Pair of armbands, Hellenistic, ca. 200 b.c.
    Greek
    Gold
    Rogers Fund, 1956 (56.11.5–.6)

    These imposing serpentine armbands represent two tritons, male and female, each holding a small winged Eros. The hoops behind the tritons' heads were used to attach the armbands to the sleeves of a garment, for otherwise their weight (each over 6 1/2 ounces) would have caused them to slip down the arms.

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  • Pair of armbands, Hellenistic, ca. 200 B.C.
    Greek
    Gold
    Rogers Fund, 1956 (56.11.5–.6)

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