Male Triton Gold Armband
ca, 200 B.C.
This imposing serpentine armband represents a male triton holding a small winged Eros. The hoops behind the tritons’ head were used to attach the armband to the sleeves of a garment, for otherwise, its weight (over 6 1/2 ounces) would have caused them to slip down the arms.
There is matching female triton armband that can be seen at the click-through link
Photo by Brass Ivy Design, Object at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
One if my favorite pieces of jewelry at the met