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Hook earring without pendant(s). The hook is S-shaped, with a pointed end; the whole hook is rather large and hollow. The face consists of an oval disc, flat, on which is an oval design in relief, both decorated in filigree. Forms a pair with 01.8174.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome: known to be from a tomb in the necropolis of Bomarzo [with 01.8171-01.8172, 01.8174]); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Classical Period, 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8173

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs