Hoop earring with lynx's head and colored stones
2nd to early 1st century B.C.
Depth: 4.3cm (1 11/16in.) Weight (with 98.772): 16.42 gm (0.04 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, garnet, agate and emerald
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Gold earring with colored stones. It ends in a lynx’s head with emerald eyes, and an emerald between the ears. From the mouth of the cat hang three colored stones, set in gold; the cat’s neck ends in three beads of colored stone, separated by filigree. Some of the stones, and the hook of the earring, are missing. This earring forms a pair with 98.772.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 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