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Pair of earrings with bull's head terminals

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Hoop earrings with well-modeled bull's head terminals. A collar is decorated in filigree with an undulating vine stem from which branch out curling tendrils. Circles, which suggest calyxes, overlie the branchings. Below the collar is a ring of elongated triangular petals overlaid at their top...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Selim Dere, West Side Jewelry, 7 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450; Oct. 23, 1985: purchased by MFA from Selim Dere

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

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

Dimensions

Overall (as pair): 6.97 gm (0.02 lb.)

Accession Number

1985.720a-b

Medium or Technique

Gold with garnet and paste inlays

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs