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Gold eardrops

unknown artist1700/1799

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Gold eardrops with filigree ornament and pearls, from Kos, a Dodecanese island. These striking jewels known as "bells" recall Byzantine "prependoulia" and number among the choicest examples of post-Byzantine goldwork. 18th c. H. 0.20 m. (ΕΑ 265)

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