Pair of Earrings
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
late 4th-3rd century B.C.E.
13/16 x Diam. 3/4 in. (2 x 2 cm)
13/16 x Diam. 3/4 in. (2 x 2 cm) (show scale)
Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
Pair of gold earrings, loop a twisted gold wire tapering at one end to single gold wire for attachment. At other end is hollow bull’s head, originally with inlaid eyes. Joining of loop and head covered by gold cone with long swags of an applied gold wire imitating granulated work. Details of head in repousse; loop under the mouth.
Condition: General condition good, eyes probably were garnets and are now missing. Head slightly dented. Average workmanship.
This item is not on view
Greek. Pair of Earrings, late 4th-3rd century B.C.E. Gold, 13/16 x Diam. 3/4 in. (2 x 2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 05.454.1-.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.05.454.1-.2_view1.jpg)
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