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Earring (one of a pair)

Date:
6th–7th century
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Gold, pearls
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in. (8.3 x 3.1 x 0.7 cm) ring: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1665
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 302
Earrings like these are found throughout the Byzantine world.
Found near Assiut, Egypt (?); Maurice Nahman, Cairo; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Dennison, Walter. "A Gold Treasure of the Late Roman Period from Egypt." In Studies in East Christian and Roman Art. Humanistic Series, Vol. 12, part 2. London and New York: University of Michigan Studies-Humanistic Series, 1918. no. 16, 17, p. 151, fig. XLI.

Wagner de Kertesz, Margarita. Historia Universal de las Joyas. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Centurion, 1947. p. 269.

Weitzmann, Kurt, ed. Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979. no. 306, pp. 327-328.

Brown, Katharine R., Dafydd Kidd, and Charles T. Little, ed. From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 62, 341, fig. 7.4.



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