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Gold earring with ring and hook

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Other: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Delta-shaped earrings have the free end of the hook-and-eye fastening prolonged beyond the eye into a long free hook with a convex disc in front of the fastening.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3917, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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