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Disk earring with pendant amphora

Hellenistic Period
3rd or 2nd century B.C.


Length: 4.5 cm. Weight: 3.72 gm (0.01 lb.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

The earring consists of a disc from which the hook rises; the face of the disc is bordered with beaded wire and filled with an eight-petal flower. From this hangs an amphora , the body itself being a large bead of carnelian with zones of gold tongues above and below. The handles are S-shaped.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens. [with 01.8156]); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution