Artist Irish
  • Gapped Ring or Clothing Fastener
Date 800/300 BC
Medium Bronze covered in gold sheet
Dimensions diam. 2.3 cm; wgt. 17.6 grams
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 54.242
Department Greco-Roman and Ancient European
Not On View
London, Goldschmidt Galleries, sold 1936;
coll. William Randolph Hearst;
London, Sotheby & Co., sale of the William Randolph Hearst Collection, 11-12 July 1939, p. 56, lot 361, (bought in);
[New York, Gimbels Department Store?] sale of the William Randolph Hearst Collection, 1941;
New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, sold to DIA 1954.
London, Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of the Important Collection of Antiquities, the Property of William Randolph Hearst, 11-12 July 1939, p. 56, lot 361.

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

Motz, T. A., "A Catalogue of Irish Prehistoric Gold Jewelry in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts," unpublished master's thesis, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1978, no.8, p. 40-43, pl. XIII.

Motz, T. A., "Irish Gold in Detroit," Bulletin of the Detroit Institue of Arts, vol. 57, no. 2, 1979, p. 87-8, fig. 1B.1 (article pp. 83-88, group photo p. 82).