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Part of an Earring
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Part of an Earring


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Description The top part of an earring from which three pendants were once suspended, is a crescent-shaped sheet with an ivy leaf above. The crescent is edged on the bottom with thick twisted wire; on the top with very fine twisted wire. At each "horn" are tiny granule triangles, and a wire circle, probably once inlaid with enamel. In the center is a crescent-shaped garnet in a dog-tooth setting. Below are rows of smooth and braided wire; above are three granule rosettes. The ivy leaf is edged with a strip of metal, the top incised to resemble twisted wire; the inlay is missing. At the tip of the ivy leaf are two granules. Behind are a smaller crescent and triangle formed of sheets and strips which serve to raise the front up and away from the hook that pierced the ear lobe. The hook forms a loop from which a central pendant was once suspended. On each side of the crescent are parts of loops for the lateral pendants.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Mrs. Breckenridge Long [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1959, by bequest.
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Breckenridge Long, 1959

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Period
3rd-2nd century BC
Accession Number
57.1886
Measurements
H: 7/16 x W: 1/2 in. (1.1 x 1.27 cm)
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Not On View

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