Disk earring with amphora pendant
about 250–160 B.C.
Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.) Weight (with 87.62): 2.83 gm (0.01 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Gold; glass paste or amber
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
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 87.62.
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
Gift of a "class of young ladies"