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Earring with amphora pendant

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The hook is a small spiral of twisted wire; to the lower end is attached a six-petaled rosette with a heavy frame of beaded wire. From this hangs an amphora with biconical body and narrow neck and stem, resembling an Italic nestoris. The body is covered with two zones of tongue pattern separated...

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Provenance

By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (one of a group of objects according to Warren's records: bought from a Corinthian in Greece. All [98.740, 98.785, 98.796-98.797] from one tomb at Xylocastro. 1898); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd or 2nd century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 4cm (1 9/16in.) Weight: 4 gm (0.01 lb.) [with 98.797]

Accession Number

98.796

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs