Pair of gold earrings with four relief faces


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164

Hoop of plain gold with hook and eye clasp, decorated below with an applied small disk modeled as a Black African's head. Threaded on the hoop by means of a small suspension ring is a box-like hollow pendant with a slightly concave undecorated base. The four rectangular sides are embossed with alternating heads of a youth and a bearded man, all facing left. The vertical edges of the box are decorated with soldered-on strips of milled wire. The top of the box is decorated with a pyramid of larger and smaller granules. Attached to the top corners of the box are two intersecting transverse strips, slightly triangular in section, on top of which is soldered the small suspension ring mentioned above

Pair of gold earrings with four relief faces, Gold, Phoenician

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