Pair of Earrings

A work made of gold, glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gold, glass.

Date:

1st century AD

Artist:

Roman; probably Egypt

About this artwork

Earrings in this form were fashionable in 1st century Rome. In this pair hollow gold balls hang from blue glass discs, meant to evoke more costly Lapis Lazuli.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Pair of Earrings

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

1 AD–100 AD

Medium

Gold, glass

Dimensions

H. 4.5 cm (1 5/16 in.); diam. of gold balls 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1892.24a-b

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