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Hoop earring with lynx-head terminal

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Hoop-shaped earring, ending in a lynx's head. Two convex sections behind the head are separated by collars of beading. The "tail" of the hoop is twisted wire.


By date unknown: with Azeez Khayat, N.Y.; October 20, 1898: purchased by MFA from Azeez Khayat for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.944-98.947)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

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

Place of Manufacture

Eastern Mediterranean (probably)


Length: 2.6 cm (1 in.) Weight (with 98.944): 7.98 gm (0.02 lb.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs