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Disk earring with amphora pendant

Hook earring with disk and amphora pendants. Below the hook is a disk with a seven-petaled rosette outlined with filigree wire; circular flower heads emerge between the petals and overlap the border of beaded wire. Beneath this hangs an amphora. Its hollow body is equipped with a red central bead...

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By date unknown: with T. T. Timayenis (found by him near Smyrna); June 24, 1887: purchased from T. T. Timayenis for MFA by a class of young ladies through Miss Bessie Andrew Talbot

Credit Line

Gift of a "class of young ladies"

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 250–160 B.C.

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Medium or Technique

Gold; glass paste or amber


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs