Hoop earring with lynx-head terminal

Greek
Hellenistic Period
mid 2nd–2nd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Eastern Mediterranean (probably)

Dimensions

Length: 2.6 cm (1 in.) Weight (with 98.944): 7.98 gm (0.02 lb.)

Accession Number

98.945

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Hoop-shaped earring, ending in a lynx’s head. Two convex sections behind the head are separated by collars of beading. The “tail” of the hoop is twisted wire.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Azeez Khayat, N.Y.; October 20, 1898: purchased by MFA from Azeez Khayat for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.944-98.947)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation