Disk earring with pendant Nike

Hellenistic Period
300–250 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Turkey (perhaps)


Height: 4.4cm (1 3/4in.) Weight: 8.33 gm (0.02 lb.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

The winged female figure is suspended from a disk, which is embellished with a seven-petaled rosette surrounded by eight spiraling tendrils. She is virtually nude; her mantle blows out behind her, and a shawl is looped over her arms. Her hair is knotted on top of her head, and she wears earrings. In her raised right hand she carries a torch. (This earring forms a pair with 1983.314.)

(Text entry taken from J. Herrmann in “The Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World,” no. 200.)


By date unknown: with West End Jewelry/Selim Dere, 7 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450; September 14, 1983: purchased by MFA from Selim Dere

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund