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Gold earring with cage and ball pendant

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th–6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot or Phoenician
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Other: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3182
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This type of earring originated in the Levant and was widely distributed. It is unclear whether these examples were made in Cyprus or imported.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3182, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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