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Earring


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Description A thick wire hoop, one end wound around the other for the clasp, forms the framework of each gold earring. The decoration is aligned in one plane around the outer edge of the hoop. At each side is a conical garnet in a flat-backed setting; at the bottom are three pearls hung from rings; between the pearls and garnet are four rows of balls, six to a row, the center row concealing the fourth behind it. Hoops and balls are liberally sprinkled with granulation on the front side only. Within the hoop is a disk with the face of Eros framed by twisted wire.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2nd century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
gold, garnets, pearls
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1553
Measurements
H: 1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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