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Hoop Earring with Antelope-head Finial

Unknown220 - 100 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Circular gold hoop earrings with a terminal in the shape of an antelope head. Each hoop is comprised of a length of cable around which wire was coiled. The antelope's eyes may once have been inlaid.

Details

  • Title: Hoop Earring with Antelope-head Finial
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 220 - 100 B.C.
  • Location Created: Egypt
  • Physical Dimensions: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Gold
  • Object Type: Earring
  • Number: 92.AM.8.3.2
  • Culture: Greek
  • Classification: Jewelry

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