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Gold earrings with pendant vase and ring

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diam.: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Diam. (181): 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1895
Accession Number:
95.15.180, .181
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Hollow gold earrings with a tubular element, covered with an elaborate floral ornament in repoussé. The pendant rings enclose tiny vases that may have contained perfume. This is the finest pair of Etruscan gold earrings with pendant rings in the Museum's collection.
Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry: The Art of the Goldsmith in Classical Times as Illustrated in the Museum Collection. p. 34, fig. 76, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 54, fig. 171, New York: Marchbanks Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7.32, pp. 264-5, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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