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Gold earrings

Late Classical
4th–early 3rd century B.C.
Other (.1): 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) Other (.2): 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1918
Accession Number:
18.103.1, .2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This type of earring is called a grappolo; its general shape resembles a bunch of grapes.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1918. "Etruscan Earrings." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 13 (12): pp. 289-90.

Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry: The Art of the Goldsmith in Classical Times as Illustrated in the Museum Collection. p. 28, fig. 51, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 54, fig. 172, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Richardson, Emeline. 1964. The Etruscans, their Art, and Civilization. p. 152, pl. XL, c., Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7.27a, pp. 137, 233, 251, 259, 263, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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