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Earring with Dolphin Head Finial

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

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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.

On View

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium, Gallery 151

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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