Disk earring with pendant Nike

Greek
Hellenistic Period
300–250 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Turkey (perhaps)

Dimensions

Height: 4.4cm (1 3/4in.) Weight: 8.33 gm (0.02 lb.)

Accession Number

1983.315

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

The winged female figure is suspended from a disk, which is embellished with a seven-petaled rosette surrounded by eight spiraling tendrils. She is virtually nude; her mantle blows out behind her, and a shawl is looped over her arms. Her hair is knotted on top of her head, and she wears earrings. In her raised right hand she carries a torch. (This earring forms a pair with 1983.314.)

(Text entry taken from J. Herrmann in “The Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World,” no. 200.)

Provenance

By date unknown: with West End Jewelry/Selim Dere, 7 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450; September 14, 1983: purchased by MFA from Selim Dere

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund