Pair of Earrings

Greek
4th–3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.015 Diameter

Accession Number

31.36a-b

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Each composed of four intertwisted gold wires passing into a lions head with open mouth. Lion’s neck decorated with filigree bands and ring of small leaves.

Provenance

By date unknown: Miss Mary C. Wheelwright Collection; gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright to MFA, February 5, 1931

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright