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Gold earring in the form of a bearded satyr or triton

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 x 5/16in. (2.5 x 0.8cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kellen, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.289.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163
Hoop, now bent straight, of two wires twisted together, with finial in the form of a satyr whose legs, complete with hairy curls, emerge from the two wires of the loop. The satyr is naked, with his back arched; his left hand resting on his buttock, while his right is raised and bent back below his head, a leafy garland crowns his head.
Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus. 1929. Sammlung Baurat Schiller. no. 60.

Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums. 1954. Ancient art in American private collections. A loan exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, December 28, 1954-February 15, 1955. no. 315, p. 38, pl. 90, Cambridge, Mass: Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000. "One Hundred Thirtieth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 130: p. 17.

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