mid 5th–late 4th century B.C.
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Semicircular horseshoe earring (aka “a grappolo”). A part of the hoop, which is hollow with beading along the edges, is surmounted by a semicircular disc decorated with lines and circles of filigree. Below, seven balls forming a pyramid, with small balls forming a pyramid, with small balls filling the spaces. One of a pair with 01.7304.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution