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Spool earring

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“A baule” or spool earrings consist of a band of sheet metal rounded at one end and rolled into a cylinder. A hook at one end of the earring either passed through the earlobe or a suspension hoop in the ear. The upper zone of decoration, which covered the earlobe, is shaped like a...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. [with 03.766]); March 24,1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic or Classical Period, early 5th century B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 1.1 x 1.5 cm (5/16 x 7/16 x 9/16 in.) Overall (with 03.766): 4.31 gm (0.01 lb.)

Accession Number

03.765

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs