Earring

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 255; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Width x length: 1 x 3.7 cm (3/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

90.238

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

The earring consists of an inverted pyramid with square base and six little bosses; below there are two rows of balls and a cone of rope-molding, ending in a crested ball. Green patina; encrusted.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 4, 1890

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren