Earring with amphora pendant
3rd or 2nd century B.C.
Length: 4cm (1 9/16in.) Weight: 4 gm (0.01 lb.) [with 98.796]
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
The hook is a small spiral of twisted wire; to the lower end is attached a six-petaled rosette with a heavy frame of beaded wire. From this hangs an amphora with biconical body and narrow neck and stem, resembling an Italic nestoris. The body is covered with two zones of tongue pattern separated by a band of beading. An ivy leaf embellishes the base of the the broad strap handles. Forms a pair with 98.796.
By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (one of a group of objects according to Warren's records: bought from a Corinthian in Greece. All [98.740, 98.785, 98.796-98.797] from one tomb at Xylocastro. 1898); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund