Earring

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 254.

Dimensions

Length x width: 1.6 x 4 cm (5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

90.185

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

The form is that of an inverted pyramid with a square base, having several rows of small bosses and an acorn-shaped finial. Above, there is a head of a monster with open mouth. Much corroded. Green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; November 4, 1890: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren