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Gold earrings with disk and boat-shaped pendant

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 300 B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Overall (A): 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm) Other (Diameter of disc): 7/8 in. (2.2 cm) Diam.: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.11.2, .3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
A tiny figure of Nike (the personification of victory) driving two horses is set amid the floral design above the boat-shaped forms on these extraordinarily elaborate earrings.
Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1966. "Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Jewelry." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 24(9): pp. 272-3, figs. 8--9.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Joan R. Mertens. 1982. The Search for Alexander: Supplement to the Catalogue. nos. S59-S60, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pfrommer, Michael. 1987. Studien zu Alexandrinischer und Grossgriechischer Toreutik frühhellenistischer Zeit, Archäologische Forschungen 16. n. 808, Berlin: Mann.

Bordenache Battaglia, Gabrielle. 1991. "Ori da una piccola tomba presso Bolsena (scavi 1861) 'restauro' e rielaborazioni neoclassiche Castellani." Bollettino d' Arte, 68-69: p. 16, pl. II, fig. a-d.

Williams, Dyfri and Jack Ogden. 1994. Greek Gold: Jewelry of the Classical World. no. 70, pp. 27, 120-21, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Pandermalis, Dimitrios. 2004. Alexander the Great: Treasures from an Epic Era of Hellenism no. 8, p. 126, New York: The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), Inc.

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