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Earring with a pendant Eros: one of a pair

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Long wire hook attached to back of disc with a 12-petaled rosette; the center is a large bead and the petals are bordered with filigree wire; the rosette is bordered with two finely beaded rings of wire. Below this hangs a pendant in form of Eros, left arm raised and right extended below, holding...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; November 14, 1890: anonymous gift to MFA

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 5.2 x 2 x 0.5 cm (2 1/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

90.177

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs