Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 4th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 255; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Width x length: 1 x 3.7 cm (3/8 x 1 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 4, 1890
Gift of Edward Perry Warren