Earring

Greek, East Greek
Orientalizing Period
about 650 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.378

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery (Gallery 104)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

A double hook of rather heavy wire, each end terminating in the head of a griffin decorated with granular filigree.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 399 (said to be from Kameiros); by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund