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Disk earring with pendant Eros

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A figure of Eros is suspended from a richly ornamented disk. The disk is bordered with beaded wire that encloses a two-tier rosette; wire spirals in spaces between petals. Eros is in an active pose, holding a mirror in his left hand. His right hand rests on his hip; his wings are outspread. A...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Selim Dere, West Side Jewelry, 7 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450; January 18, 1984: purchased by MFA from Mr. Selim Dere

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Dimensions

Overall (from loop to feet): 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.) Other (figure alone): 2 cm (13/16 in.) Overall: 8.46 gm (0.02 lb.)

Accession Number

1984.36

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs