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Gold and banded agate earring

Period:
Mid-Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold, agate
Dimensions:
Other: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3938
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Delta-shaped earrings have the free end of the hook-and-eye fastening prolonged beyond the eye into a long free hook with an agate bead in front of the fastening.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3938, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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