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Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion
Culture Group: East GreekTitle:Roundel with Bees Date:7th century BCE (?) Medium:gold Culture: Greek Dimensions:D. 4 cm (1 ½ in.) Credit Line:Gift of Barbara Newborg, M.D., from the collection of Walter Kempner, M.D. Accession number:2006.1.218 Label Copy: The goldwork technique seen here is called granulation, in which the goldsmith uses minute spheres of gold to create texture and pattern. This method was adopted by the Greeks from the Eastern Mediterranean in the 8th and 7th century BCE. This piece has affinities with a group of objects from the island of Rhodes dating to 650-600 BCE.

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Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion