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Boat-shaped earring with a running gorgon

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A boat-shaped earring with filigree decoration. The body of the crescent is decorated with four bands of ornament separated by bands of twisted wire. Above is a five-petaled palmette with two S-shaped scrolls at each side. Then follows a band of eight S-shaped scrolls. Below is a Lesbian...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. S. D. Warren Collection (acquired by S. D. Warren in Athens and loaned by Mrs. Warren to MFA in 1909 as 13.09); by date unknown: Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley Collection (Mabel Warren Bradley); year-end gift of Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley to MFA, December 1960; accessioned January 11, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley

Greek, Classical Period, 400–325 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Northern Greece (probably)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.7cm (1 7/16in.) Overall: 10.52 gm (0.02 lb.)

Accession Number

60.1508

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs