Date: 2nd–1st century B.C.
Medium: Gold, beryl, garnet
Dimensions: Other: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification: Gold and Silver
Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number: 74.51.3401
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.