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Two-faced Finial
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Two-faced Finial


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Description Two gold sheets worked in repoussé over the same mould to form two female heads and necks, then placed back to back, twisted and smooth wire added around the base, with two tiny twisted filigree spiral earrings that work for either face added to the sides. A finial such as this probably served as one of the end decorations for spiral earrings of a type not represented at the Walters.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1941, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. N5132]; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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Period
4th-3rd century BC (Hellenistic)
Accession Number
57.1635
Measurements
H: 11/16 in. (1.75 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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