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Gold earring with head of a bull

Period:
Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diam.: 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3445
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This is one of the most widespread types of earring during the later Classical and early Hellenistic period throughout the Greek world.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3445, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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