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Acquired in 1863 (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
Pair of earrings in the form of twisted wire with lion-head terminals, Southern Italy or Sicilia (Magna Graecia), 350-300 BC
dimensions
[Earring] Height: 1.7 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 1 cm [Earring] Height: 1.8 cm, Width: 1.7 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
86226
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:13:26.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:13:26.000Z
latitude
42.502998
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf C, box 3
longitude
12.57341
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold
museum_number
8724&A-1863
museum_number_token
87241863
object_number
O111572
object_type
Earrings
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pair of earrings in the form of twisted wire with lion-head terminals. French warranty mark used from 1838.
place
Italy
primary_image_id
2006AC6419
production_note
Southern Italy or Sicily (Magna Graecia)
production_type
public_access_description
The lion-heads are formed in embossed sheet gold halves (left and right) and are carefully detailled. The eyes were probably once enamelled. The collars are decorated with grains and filigree. The hoop is formed of plain wires all hammered into a single wire at the point. The loop in the lion's mouth links to the small round terminal to close the hoop. Representations of woman 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. The style of the lion's face 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. Lion-head earrings are the earliest type in the long series of animal-head hoop earrings. They seem to have been first developped in Etruria (Italy).
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
-300
year_start
-350