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Hoop earring with lynx's head and colored stones

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Gold earring with colored stones. It ends in a lynx's head with emerald eyes, and an emerald between the ears. From the mouth of the cat hang three colored stones, set in gold; the cat's neck ends in three beads of colored stone, separated by filigree. The hook of the earring is missing. This...

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Provenance

By date unknown: 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, Hellenistic Period, 2nd–early 1st century B.C.

Dimensions

4.3 cm Weight (with 98.773): 16.42 gm (0.04 lb.)

Accession Number

98.772

Medium or Technique

Gold, garnet, agate and emerald

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs