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Spool earring

“A baule” or spool earrings consist of sheet metal rounded at one end and rolled into a spool. A hook at one end of the earring either passed through the earlobe or a suspension hoop in the ear. The upper zone is pediment-shaped with a palmette design drawn in filigree wire in the center....

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Provenance

By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have been found together [with 95.87 and 95.91] at Mytilene.1894); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic, 6th century B.C.

Accession Number

95.90

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs