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Earring with Dolphin Head Finial

A work made of gold, glass, and sardonyx.
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  • A work made of gold, glass, and sardonyx.

Date:

3rd-2nd century BCE

Artist:

Greek, Hellenistic

About this artwork

Originally one of a pair, this earring is formed from gold wire that is strung with one gold, one glass and one sardonyx (stone) bead; and terminates in the form of a dolphin head.

Status

On View, Gallery 151

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Earring with Dolphin Head Finial

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

300 BCE–101 BCE

Medium

Gold, glass, and sardonyx

Dimensions

Diam. 2.86 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Robert H. Fleming

Reference Number

1894.483

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