London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A PAIR OF LARGE ETRUSCAN GOLD A BAULE EARRINGS
EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Each with front ornament consisting of five granulated and four plain bosses, a granular border above topped by three bosses surmounted by globules, below the bosses a ridged ribbon with four rows of open loops, the back with two rows of three granulated and plain bosses, the earrings adapted for modern wear with reinforced backing, pin and butterfly
1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) long (2)
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