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Hoop earring with dog's head terminal

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A very small spiral hoop earring with a dog’s head terminal. The head of the animal is joined to a garnet or carnelian bead and a collar of tongues in sheet gold. the hoop tapers to a point for insertion into the mouth of the animal. This earring forms a pair with 90.179.


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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.


D. 1.4 cm. Weight: 2.02 gm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold; garnet or carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs