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Gold earring with carnelian lotos flower pendant

Date:
6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Gold, carnelian
Dimensions:
length 2 3/4in. (7cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3235
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Gold earring with lotus flower and two discs, from which hang three bud-shaped pendants- one in carnelian, two in thin gold embossed to imitate granulation.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3235, fig. 3235, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 315, p. 193, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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