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A PAIR OF EAST GREEK or ANATOLIAN GOLD HOOP EARRINGS
A PAIR OF EAST GREEK or ANATOLIAN GOLD HOOP EARRINGS

CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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A PAIR OF EAST GREEK or ANATOLIAN GOLD HOOP EARRINGS
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Each penannular, formed from five hollow spheres with hemispheres at the ends, the joins ornamented with double rows of granulation, the flat side of each hemisphere with a hinge to which is pinned the arching ear wire
Each: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm.) wide (2)
Provenance
Acquired by the current owner in the 1990s.

Lot Essay

For related examples see nos. 16-20 in Rudolph, A Golden Legacy, Ancient Jewelry from the Burton Y. Berry Collection.

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