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Horseshoe earring

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Semicircular horseshoe earring (aka "a grappolo"). A part of the hoop, which is hollow with beading along the edges, is surmounted by a semicircular disc decorated with lines and circles of filigree. Below, seven balls forming a pyramid, with small balls forming a pyramid, with small balls...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Classical Period, mid 5th–late 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.03 H.

Accession Number

01.7304

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs