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Gold earrings

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th– early 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Other (.3): 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Other (.4): 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1918
Accession Number:
18.103.3, .4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This type of earring is called a grappolo (in Italian, like a grape-cluster) because its general shape resembles a bunch of grapes.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1918. "Etruscan Earrings." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 13(12): pp. 289–90.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7.27b, pp. 137, 263, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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