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Earrings

Object Number:
58-9-2
Current Location:
Culture:
Palestinian
Provenience:
Palestine (uncertain)
Date Made:
200-299 AD
Early Date:
200
Late Date:
299
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Gold
Iconography:
Shell
Face
Description:
Above, a plain convex ovid shell with schematic representation of a face (curved line of granulation for mouth; nose formed by wire which spirals above to form eyes). A wire loop, quadruple and each strand spirally twisted for part of its length, is attached to the back for the shell, one end, above forming a ring catch palte to which the other end was attached. A pendant of 4 hollow gold balls with granulated ornament between, below, and encircling the perimeter of 3, is suspended from the loop by a simple moulded sleeve ornament.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Loring Dam

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 79, no. 117
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