Earring in the form of an amphoriskos - ROM2018_16192_22


Earring in the form of an amphoriskos

Medium:Gold, garnet, and glass paste
Geography: Greece
Date: about 200 BC
Period: Hellenistic period
6.2 x 1.4 cm
Object number: 986.164.1
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionDisc and pendant type of earring: The disc is decorated with a double multipetalled rosette set with blue enamel at its centre.  Suspended from the disc is an amphoriskos whose body is a large garnet bead, while the other parts, neck, handles, shoulder, base, and foot are made from gold. The shoulder and base are made from double rows of tongues. The splayed foot is decorated with a single row of tongues.    
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