Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Gold earring with glass pendant in the form of a club

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
4th–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold, glass; tooled and rod-pierced
Dimensions:
Other (Pendant): 5/8 x 1/4 in. (1.7 x 0.7 cm) Diameter (earing): 7/16 in. (1.1 cm)
Classifications:
Gold and Silver, Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4027
Not on view
Pendant:
Dark cobalt blue.
Flattened top; cylindrical body expanding downwards and pierced near top with suspension hole; uneven rounded bottom.
Intact; pitting, blackish weathering, and patches of brilliant iridescence.
From Cyprus

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. XVIII, 9, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4027, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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