Pair of gold, garnet, enamel, and glass earrings

Greek, Ptolemaic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163

The earrings have terminals representing the head of Apis, the sacred Egyptian bull, identified by the sun disk and crescent set between his horns. In Ptolemaic Egypt, the cult of Apis was combined with that of Osiris to create a new Greco-Egyptian deity, Sarapis.

Pair of gold, garnet, enamel, and glass earrings, Gold, garnet, enamel, glass, Greek, Ptolemaic

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