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Earring with a dove standing on an altar

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Earring with a dove hanging from a disc, which is surmounted by a stylized crown of an Egyptian god composed of a sun disc surmounted by two feathers. At the sides of the sun disc, vine scrolls replace the more usual grain. The dove stands on an altar decorated with garlands. The surface of...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 21; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, January 10, 1968

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 150–100 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.5b

Medium or Technique

Gold, garnet, and glass paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs