Late 4th — early 3rd cent. BCE. Inv. Nos. ex L.1988.81.8—9 / ex L.66.36.2—3.Sotheby’s Auction House, New York
Late 4th — early 3rd cent. BCE.
Sotheby’s Auction House, New York.
Sotheby’s, New York, June 7th, 2012, Lot 25 (estimate:
Exhibited: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (acc. nos. L.1988.81.8—
For related examples compare:
F. H. Marshall, Catalogue of the Jewellery Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum, Oxford, 1911, pl. XLIV;
T. Hackens, Catalogue of the Classical Collection, Classical Jewelry, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1976, no. 4;
Die Welt der Etrusker, Berlin, 1988, p. 358, E 3;
H. Hoffman, Ten Centuries that Shaped the West, Houston, Tex., and Mainz, 1970, no. 215.
The large size of the present earrings, as well as the figured decoration, are unusual.