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Acquired in 1863 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
200 BC-100 BC (made)
descriptive_line
with the head of a goat, Greek world, about 200-100 BC; embossed sheet gold, with filigree and a garnet
dimensions
Height: 2.5 cm, Width: 0.6 cm, Depth: 3.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Webb Collection
id
78486
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:40:59.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:40:59.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf C, box 10
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
gold, garnet
materials_techniques
Gold, garnet
museum_number
8756-1863
museum_number_token
87561863
object_number
O111380
object_type
Earring
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
with the head of a goat, Greek world, about 200-100 BC; embossed sheet gold, with filigree and a garnet. The garnet is set between the horns of the goat.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2006AC6413
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The goat-head is formed in embossed sheet gold halves (left and right) and carefully detailled. The eyes were probably once enamelled. The neck is decorated with filigree. The hoop is formed of two twisted and one flat wire coiling round an inner gold tube. The loop in the goat's mouth closes the hoop. Representations of woman wearing similar earrings on terracottas and bronze mirrors suggest that most of these earrings were worn with the head at the front but upside-down. Lion-head earrings are the earliest type in the long series of animal-head hoop earrings. Lions, rams, bulls, goats, antelopes, stags are the most commonly found. They seem to have been first developped in Etruria (Italy) but have been found in most parts of the Greek world. The garnet suggests that the earring was produced during the hellenistic period, when colour became an important aspect of Greek jewellery.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
earring-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-100
year_start
-200