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Gold, beryl, and garnet earring

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Gold, ruby, stone, glass paste
Dimensions:
Other: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.3967
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
These items, all found on Cyprus, are very representative of Roman decorative jewelry, in which various designs are combined and highlighted with colored gems in order to make them look as rich and impressive as possible. Similar jewelry is found throughout the Roman Empire.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 3967, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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