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Acquired in 1884 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
350 BC-300 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Earring, gold, decorated with lion heads, Southern Italy or Sicily (Magna Graecia), about 350-300 BC
dimensions
Height: 3.7 cm, Width: 2.3 cm, Depth: 2.9 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Castellani Collection
id
78493
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:41:01.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:41:01.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf C, box 6
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold
museum_number
624-1884
museum_number_token
6241884
object_number
O111387
object_type
Earring
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Earring, gold, decorated with lion heads
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2006AC6408
production_note
Probably made in Magna Graecia (Southern Italy or Sicily)
production_type
public_access_description
The lion-heads are formed in sheet gold halves (left and right) and are carefully detailled. There eyes were probably once enamelled in blue as is still visible on a similar example now in the Metropolitan Museum New York. The loop connecting the lion is elaboratly decorated with filigree. This concentration of filigree decoration and this type of earring terminating in an animal head are typical of the production in the Greek cities of South Italy and Sicily, Taranto in particular. Representations of woman wearing similar earrings on terracottas and bronze mirrors suggest that most of these double-headed earrings were worn by pushing the smaller head through the perforation in the earlobe from behind, the larger head being at the front but upside-down.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
earring-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
filigree, chasing, embossing, granulation
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-300
year_start
-350