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Pair of gold earrings with colored beads

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.5, .6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163
These earrings are a variation of the disk and pendant type that began in the sixth century B.C. and enjoyed popularity throughout the Greek world during the Hellenistic period. Here the disk has been modified into a pediment shape, and the pendants are in the form of female heads.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1924. "Greek and Roman Jewelry: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19 (2): p. 35.

Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry: The Art of the Goldsmith in Classical Times as Illustrated in the Museum Collection. p. 32, fig. 68, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 157, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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