Pendant with Seated Figure (Primary Title)
Finial (Object Name)

Unknown (Artist)

7th century BC
Greek (Northern Greece)
copper alloy
Greece,Northern Greece
Overall: 3 7/8 × 3/4 in. (9.84 × 1.91 cm)
Examples of figures seated on knobbed rods have been found at the waists of skeletons, indicating that they were once attached to belts. In the more naturalistic early examples of these pendants (from ca. 700 BC), the bronze hands are plump, suggesting an abundance of food; such pendants may be amulets symbolizing nourishment, fertility and regeneration.
Geometric period
Gift of Drs. Laura Jean and Jerry Nagler
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