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Pair of Earrings
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Pair of Earrings

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Description Seven crumpled hemispheres are placed in front of a second zone of nine hemispheres, which in turn are mounted on a flattened ring, all made of gold. Granules appear between the hemispheres. In back, the opening of the ring is crossed vertically and horizontally by two struts of twisted wire. Above, partially concealing the ear wire, is a bead-edged box setting filled with a glass inlay.
Date Description Narrative
12/14/1978Examinationexamined for condition
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling. 2016.
Provenance E. Guilhou Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; E. Guilhou Sale, Paris, March 16-18, 1905, lot 165; Collection of Fred Werther [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Mrs. Fred Werther, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, April 1962, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1962

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2nd half 1st century
Accession Number
H of Earring A: 1 7/16 × W: 13/16 × D: 1/2 in. (3.7 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm); H of Earring B : 1 1/4 × 13/16 × 3/8 in. (3.1 × 2 × 0.9 cm)
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
  • Italy, Pompeii (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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