Pair of earrings

Modern


Dimensions

Width: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

66.270

Medium or Technique

Gold and glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Pair of gold earrings inlaid with blue glass. Each sphere has a symmetrical arrangement of five pieces of glass, four oval around one round. The looped ear attachment stems from another oval stone. The backs are undecorated. The pieces of glass are faceted on the back and are held in place with red paste, which can be seen on some. Encrustation on both gold and glass. One attachment is loose.

Modern.

Provenance

Said to come from Asia Minor; by date unknown: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, May 11, 1966

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund