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Gold and amber earrings with head of a black youth

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 200–100 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Gold, amber
Dimensions:
H.: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)(each)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1895
Accession Number:
95.15.216, .217
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Molded amber in the form of heads of African youths with granulation as hair and filigreed conical hats.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7.37, p. 265, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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