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Gold earring with winged figure (one of a pair)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diam.: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3504
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
These items, all found on Cyprus, reflect styles and tastes that were prevalent throughout the Hellenistic world, notably in the use of Eros figures, animals and brightly colored gemstones.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3504, 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. 482, pp. 290-1, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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