Hoop earring with lion-head terminal - ROM2018_16192_1


Hoop earring with lion-head terminal

Geography: Attributed to south Italy
Date: about 350-250 BC
Period: Hellenistic period
Max. diameter: 3.2 cm
Object number: 918.3.98
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThe heavy hoop, composed of two-strand gold wire, spirally twisted, terminates in a well modelled lion's head.  A collar with eleborate filigreed scrolls, bands of beaded and plain wire and a frieze of ovolos forms the transition between the feline head and the hoop. A twisted wire, soldered to the hoop, forms the curled end which passes through a loop below the lion's mouth.  
Greek World
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