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Disk earring with pendant amphora

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd or 2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 4.5 cm. Weight: 3.72 gm (0.01 lb.)

Accession Number

01.8156

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

The earring consists of a disc from which the hook rises; the face of the disc is bordered with beaded wire and filled with an eight-petal flower. From this hangs an amphora , the body itself being a large bead of carnelian with zones of gold tongues above and below. The handles are S-shaped.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens. [with 01.8155]); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution