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Pair of gold earrings with disk and boat-shaped pendant

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 330–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 in., 0.2lb. (7.6 cm, 0.1kg) Diam.: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1217.11, .12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
Pair of gold earrings with elaborate disc and boat-shaped pendant, part of the Madytos Jewelry.
Said to be from Madytos in the Thracian Chersonesos

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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 328, fig. 230, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry: The Art of the Goldsmith in Classical Times as Illustrated in the Museum Collection. p. 29, fig. 55, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 330, fig. 233, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Grancsay, Stephen V. 1940. "The Art of the Jeweler: A Special Exhibition." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 35(11): pp. 211, 216.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 156, 289, pl. 129a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich and Joan R. Mertens. 1982. The Search for Alexander: Supplement to the Catalogue. nos. S21-22, pp. 6-7, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bordenache Battaglia, Gabrielle. 1991. "Ori da una piccola tomba presso Bolsena (scavi 1861) 'restauro' e rielaborazioni neoclassiche Castellani." Bollettino d' Arte, 68-69: p. 16, pl.II, fig.a-d.

Williams, Dyfri and Jack Ogden. 1994. Greek Gold: Jewelry of the Classical World. no. 63, pp. 110-11, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Baines, Robert. 1998. "Researching the Hidden and the Revealed." Knowledge Makers: papers from the Craft Victoria forum on research and craft practice, 19 July 1997, Suzie Attiwill, ed. p. 47-50, figs. 15-16, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia: Craft Victoria.

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