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Disk earring with pendant Nike

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The winged female figure is suspended from a disk, which is embellished with a seven-petaled rosette surrounded by eight spiraling tendrils. She is virtually nude; her mantle blows out behind her, and a shawl is looped over her arms. Her hair is knotted on top of her head, and she wears...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Selim Dere, 7 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450; September 14, 1983: purchased by MFA from Selim Dere

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 300–250 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Turkey (perhaps)

Dimensions

Height: 4cm (1 9/16in.) Length (wingspread): 3 cm (1 3/16 in.) Diameter (disk): 1.6cm (5/8in.) Weight: 8.55 gm (0.02 lb.)

Accession Number

1983.314

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs