Hoop earring with dog's head terminal
2nd century B.C.
D. 1.4 cm. Weight: 2.02 gm
Medium or Technique
Gold; garnet or carnelian
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
A very small spiral hoop earring with a dog’s head terminal. The head of the animal is joined to a garnet or carnelian bead and a collar of tongues in sheet gold. the hoop tapers to a point for insertion into the mouth of the animal. This earring forms a pair with 90.179.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; November 14, 1890: anonymous gift to MFA