Earrings

late 4th–3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter 0.025m.

Accession Number

69.1335a-b

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Bull’s-head terminals with a ring at the throat acting as a catch. Twisted wire forms the loop. Eyes hollow. Hair on forehead and behind ears indicated by stippling. Several bands of plain and twisted wire on neck. One loop has wire partially untwisted and mended poorly.

Provenance

By date unknown: Paul E. Manheim Collection (said to have been once in collection of His Excellency Poly Modinos); gift of Paul E. Manheim to MFA, December 3, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim