Earring with a dove hanging from a disc, which is surmounted by a stylized crown of an Egyptian god composed of a sun disc surmounted by two feathers. At the sides of the sun disc, vine scrolls replace the more usual grain. The dove stands on an altar decorated with garlands. The surface of the dove is covered with beads of gold granulation, colorful stones, and glass paste.
Earring with a dove standing on an altar
- Greek, Hellenistic Period, 150–100 B.C.
- Height x width x depth: 5.2 x 1.2 x 2.6 cm (2 1/16 x 1/2 x 1 in.)
- Medium or Technique
- Gold, garnet, and glass paste
- Jewelry / Adornment
- Accession Number
- Out on loan