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

68.151b

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

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