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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
550 BC-450 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Bag-shaped earring (baule), gold with filigree and granulation, probably Tuscany (Etruria), about 550-450 BC
dimensions
Height: 1.9 cm, Width: 1.5 cm, Depth: 1.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
85841
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:11:29.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:11:29.000Z
latitude
39.606985
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf B, box 12
longitude
16.711725
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold, filigree and granulation
museum_number
M.18-1959
museum_number_token
m181959
object_number
O111001
object_type
Earring
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Bag-shaped earring (baule), gold with filigree and granulation, probably Tuscany (Etruria), about 550-450 BC. Decorated with sphinxes.
place
Tuscany
primary_image_id
2006AC7260
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Etruscan goldsmiths were highly skilled, particularly in their delicate use of granulation (powder-like gold grain) and filigree (fine wires). Motifs such as acorns, lotus, palmettes, spinxes, rosettes were foreign imports. Eastern trade played a decisive role in the economic power of the Etruscans and in their art. In the later period (550-400), Etruscan jewellery is often indistinguishable from Hellenistic Greek works. Through trade they acquired gold, techniques and oriental design motifs. But there were also local types such as the densely decorated bag-shaped (baule) earrings. They are in the shape of a cylinder and surmounted by a semi-circular ornamental plate.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
earring-unknown
sys_updated
2013-11-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-450
year_start
-550