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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
350 BC-200 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Pair of loop earrings with the head of a goat, Greek world, about 350-200 BC; gold, with twisted wires
dimensions
[Earring] Height: 2.3 cm, Width: 1.8 cm, Depth: 0.4 cm [Earring] Height: 2.3 cm, Width: 1.8 cm, Depth: 0.4 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
86229
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:13:27.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:13:27.000Z
latitude
39.072449
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf C, box 9
longitude
21.84556
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold, wires
museum_number
M.1029&A-1910
museum_number_token
m10291910
object_number
O111578
object_type
Earrings
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pair of loop earrings with the head of a goat, Greek world, about 350-200 BC; gold, with twisted wires
place
Greece
primary_image_id
2006AC6428
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The goat-heads are formed in embossed sheet gold halves (left and right) and are detailled. The eyes were probably once enamelled. The necks are decorated with filigree. The hoop is formed of plain wires all hammered into a single wire at the point. The loop in the goat's mouth links to the end of 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. 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) but have been found everywhere in the Greek world.
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
-200
year_start
-350