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  • Pair of earrings, 2nd–1st century b.c.; Hellenistic
    Greek
    Gold, beryl, and garnet; H. 1 3/4 in. (4.40 cm)
    The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.3401–3402)

    These earrings, found on Cyprus, reflect the style and taste prevalent throughout the Hellenistic world, notably in the use of animal figures. Constructed of twisted gold wire, they are embellished with beryl and garnet beads, and finials in the shape of dolphin heads.

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  • Pair of earrings, 2nd–1st century B.C.; Hellenistic
    Greek
    Gold, beryl, and garnet; H. 1 3/4 in. (4.40 cm)
    The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874-76 (74.51.3401-3402)

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