Earring

Italic, Etruscan
Classical Period
4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8174

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Hook earring without pendant(s). The hook is S-shaped, with a pointed end; the whole hook is rather large and hollow. The face consists of an oval disc, flat, on which is an oval design in relief, both decorated in filigree. Forms a pair with 01.8173.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome: known to be from a tomb in the necropolis of Bomarzo [with 01.8171-01.8173]); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution