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Earring with Nike driving a two-horse chariot

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Earring in form of Nike driving a two-horse chariot (biga). The figures are modeled in the round and form a pendant suspended from a disc in the shape of a honeysuckle palmette. Wearing a belted chiton (tunic), a full-length skirt, and several items of jewelry, Nike leans forward, her left hand...

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Provenance

By 1892: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection (according to W. Fröhner, La Collection Tyszkiewicz, 1897, pl. 1, no. 2: found in the Peloponnesos); by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 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, Northern Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 350–325 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 042.

Dimensions

Height: 5cm (1 15/16in.) Weight: 15.8 gm (0.03 lb.)

Accession Number

98.788

Medium or Technique

Gold and enamel

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs