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Disk earring with amphora pendant

Hellenistic Period
about 250–160 B.C.


Length: 4.1 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold; glass paste or amber

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Hook earring with disk and amphora pendants. Below the hook is a disk with a seven-petaled rosette outlined with filigree wire; circular flower heads emerge between the petals and overlap the border of beaded wire. Beneath this hangs an amphora. Its hollow body is equipped with a red central bead (glass or stone). A small square pedestal serves as the base for the vessel. The earring is one of a pair with 87.61.


By date unknown: with T. T. Timayenis (found by him near Smyrna); June 24, 1887: purchased from T. T. Timayenis for MFA by a class of young ladies through Miss Bessie Andrew Talbot

Credit Line

Gift of a "class of young ladies"