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Gold and beryl earring

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Gold, beryl
Dimensions:
Other: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3609
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.
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. XX, 12, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3609, 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. 481, p. 290, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Jackson, Monica. 2006. Hellenistic Gold Eros Jewellery: Technique, Style and Chronology, BAR International Series. pl. 24(B), 7, Oxford: Archaeopress.

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