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Acquired in 1874 (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
Pair of earrings, gold set with garnets hung with doves decorated with filigree and enamel, Greece, 200-100 BC.
dimensions
[Earring] Height: 3.1 cm, Width: 2.7 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm [Earring] Height: 3.3 cm, Width: 2.4 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
78496
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:41:02.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:41:02.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf C, box 1
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
gold, enamel
materials_techniques
Gold, with filigree, enamel and garnet
museum_number
7&A-1874
museum_number_token
71874
object_number
O111390
object_type
Earrings
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pair of earrings, gold set with garnets hung with doves decorated with filigree and enamel.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2006AC6360
production_note
Found on the island of Milos, Aegean Sea
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. Here the gold dove is coloured with enamel and a garnet. Colour became an important aspect of Greek jewellery by the Hellenistic period (323-27 BC). 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.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
earrings-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
filigree, enamelling
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-100
year_start
-200