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Acquired in 1919 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
Bequeathed by Mr John George Joicey
date_end
date_start
date_text
200 BC-100 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Pair of earrings with the head of a bull; Greek world, about 200-100 BC; embossed shette gold, with filigree, granulation and garnet
dimensions
Depth: 1.2 cm [Earring] Height: 3.2 cm, Width: 3.5 cm [Earring] Height: 3.1 cm, Width: 3.8 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
86224
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:13:25.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:13:25.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf C, box 15
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold, garnet
museum_number
M.301&A-1919
museum_number_token
m3011919
object_number
O111570
object_type
Earrings
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pair of gold earrings. Each earring is hollow, ending in a bull-head set with a garnet.
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2006AC6422
production_note
Greek world
production_type
public_access_description
The bull-heads are formed in embossed sheet gold halves (left and right) and are carefully detailled. The collars are decorated with grains and filigree. The hoop is formed of plain wires, coiling around an inner gold tube, all hammered into a single wire at the point. The loop in the bull's mouth close the hoop. Representations of women 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 including bulls, goats, antelopes, rams. They seem to have been first developped in Etruria (Italy) but have been found in most parts of the Greek World. The garnet set on the bull's forehead suggests that the earrings were made during the hellenistic period, when colour played an important part in jewellery.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
earrings-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-100
year_start
-200