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Acquired in 1959 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
Bequeathed by Miss M. F. T. Ready
date_end
date_start
date_text
200 BC-100 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Earring, gold with filigree decoration and dove pendant, Greece, possibly North Sea area, 200-100 BC
dimensions
Height: 2.9 cm, Width: 0.9 cm, Depth: 2.1 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
78490
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:41:00.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:41:00.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf C, box 2
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold, with filigree decoration
museum_number
M.20-1959
museum_number_token
m201959
object_number
O111382
object_type
Earring
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Earring, gold with filigree decoration and dove pendant.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2006AC6401
production_note
Possibly from the Black Sea area
production_type
public_access_description
A feature of Greek jewellery is the use of gold, solid or of hammered sheet metal, to form sculptural motifs with intricate geometric and floral ornaments. The jewels mainly worn by women to attract the opposite sex included Aphrodite, the goddess of love, Eros or symbolic animals like her attribute, the dove. This type of earring with a dove is common at the end of the Hellenistic period and can still be found during the Roman times. This earring is made of solid gold which could indicate it was produced in the North pontic area.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
earring-unknown
sys_updated
2013-11-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
filigree, granulation
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-100
year_start
-200