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Hoop earring with lion's head

A hoop of twisted wire terminates with a lion’s head at one end and its tail at the opposite end. A decorative collar masks the join of the head and the hoop. The collar consists of filigree borders (beaded, plain and braided filigree wire set in rows) at the top and bottom and a row of...

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By 1902: on the art market in Athens (according to the donor: said to have been found with gold coins in the spring of 1902 in Athens in a place in the wall when a house was being pulled down); 1902: purchased in Athens by Miss Rose Lamb; April 19, 1917: gift of Miss Rose Lamb to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rose Lamb

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 325–275 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs