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Earring in the form of an inverted pyramid

The design is an inverted cone with square base. The lower part of the cone composed of eight balls; the upper part is wound with wire. There is a ball at the apex. The earring is suspended by a wire ending in two serpents' heads. Heavy. One of a pair with 01.7306.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Athens.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, late 5th–early 4th century B.C.

Accession Number

01.7307

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs