The rosette consists of a gold sheet, around the edges of which is
a border formed of twisted wire on the outside and delicate granulation on the
inside. The centre of the six-leaf rosette is occupied by the head of a roaring
lion. The projecting pointed tongue is made of a separate piece of thin sheet.
Each leaf is adorned by a double rosette, also decorated with filigree and granulation.
The small rosettes and the lion’s head are surrounded by clusters of three
or seven small dots.
A masterpiece from a Melian workshop, this rosette, and the gold rosettes nos Xρ. 1177, 1179-1181 in the National Archaeological Museum, would have adorned a diadem, possibly made of leather.
This text is cited May 2004 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below, which also contains image.
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