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Pair of earrings

Pair of earrings

  • Place of origin:

    Greece (made)

  • Date:

    2nd century BC-1st century BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold

  • Museum number:

    8722&A-1863

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of earrings, gold, decorated with a maenad's head wearing an ivy wreath, and a pendant figure of cupid. Paris warranty mark for 1838 onwards, in this case used to denote the gold quality of antique goods.

Place of Origin

Greece (made)

Date

2nd century BC-1st century BC (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold

Object history note

Paris warranty mark for 1838 onwards, in this case used to denote the gold quality of antique goods. Webb Collection.

Descriptive line

Pair of earrings, gold, decorated with a maenad's head and a pendant figure of cupid, Greece, 2nd-1st century BC

Subjects depicted

Putti; Maenad

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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