Artist Irish
  • Armlet
Date 750/700 BC
Medium Gold
Dimensions Overall: 3 1/8 inches, 3.3 ounces (7.9 cm, 93.3 g)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 53.274
Department Greco-Roman and Ancient European
Not On View
Marks Interior of right cone, in white paint (Bateman number):
Athlone, County Westmeath (Ireland), found in 1848 (with DIA 53.275 & 7other pieces);
coll. Thomas Bateman, sold 1893;
coll. Pitt-Rivers,
London, Goldschmidt Galleries (dealer), sold 1936;
coll. William Randolph Hearst;
London, Sotheby & Co., sale of the William Randolph Hearst Collection, 11-12 July 1939, p. 57, lot 365 (bought in);
[New York, Gimbels Department Store?] sale of the William Randolph Hearst Collection, 1941;
New York, Berry-Hill Galleries (dealer), sold 1953 to DIA.
Bateman, T. Catalogue of the Antiquities at Lomberdale House, 1855, p. 14, no. 119.

London, Sotheby & Co., sales Catalogue of the Thomas Bateman Collection, 14 April 1893, p. 19, lot 146.

London, Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of the Important Collection of Antiquities, the Property of William Randolph Hearst, 11-12 July 1939, p. 57, lot 365.

Robinson, F. W., "Eight Examples of Prehistoric Irish Gold, Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 33, nos. 3-4, 1953-54, p. 64-5, ill. p. 65.

Motz, T. A., "A Catalogue of Irish Prehistoric Gold Jewelry in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts," unpublished master's thesis, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1978, no. 6, p. 35-7, pl. XI.

Motz, T. A., "Irish Gold in Detroit," Bulletin of the Detroit Institue of Arts, vol. 57, no. 2, 1979, pp. 86-7, fig. 1D (article pp. 83-88, group photo p. 82).