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Pair of gold earrings with garnet pendants

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Other: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1897
Accession Number:
97.28.4, .5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
The openwork disks and multiple pendants are typical features of later Roman jewelry. The central rosettes and lower ends of the pendants were once probably strung with pearls. Between these two elements are addorsed dolphins, another very popular motif in this period.
Yeroulanou, Aimilia. 1999. Diatrita: Gold Pierced-work Jewellery from the 3rd to the 7th century, Benaki Museum, ed. no. 429, pp. 112-3, 273, fig. 199, Athens.

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