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Gold and chalcedony earring

Period:
Mid–Late Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold, chalcedony
Dimensions:
Other: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3949
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Earrings with two jeweled pendants.
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. XIX, 25, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3949, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1966. "Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Jewelry." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 24(9): pp. 282-3, fig. 28.

Frantz, Tony, Dorothy Abramitis, Linda Borsch, and Mark T. Wypyski. 2009. "Roman Variscite Beads: In Situ Analysis by X-ray Microdiffraction." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 67 (1): pp. 20-1, fig. 35.

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