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Gold earring with clustered sphere

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Other: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3174
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The hoop is slender; at the lowest point is a cluster of hollow gold balls, rendered as if attached to the hoop by a lashing gold wire.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3174, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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