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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.

Provenance

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)

Dimensions

Length: 2.6 cm (1 in.) Weight ( with 98.945): 7.98 gm (0.02 lb.)

Accession Number

98.944

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs