One of a pair of earrings

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Lydian
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.) Thickness: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

68.151a

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

In form, hoop consisting of large beads with rings of granulation in between. The catch is a thick wire with hinge-attachment either end, fastened by a cotter-pin.

Provenance

By 1968: with Byron Zoumboulakis (said to come from the Hermos valley); purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, May 8, 1968

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund