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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2012.1.23
Title
Gold Earring
Classification
Jewelry
Work Type
earring
Date
1st-3rd century
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/178642
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Technique
Filigree
Dimensions
4.4 x 0.8 cm (1 3/4 x 5/16 in.)
Provenance
Walton Brooks McDaniel, New Jersey (?-1943/46), gift; to the Department of the Classics, Harvard University (1943/46-2012), transfer; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2012.

Note: Walton Brooks McDaniel gave a portion of his collection to the Department of the Classics in 1943 and the rest in 1946. The Collection is named for his late wife, Alice Corinne McDaniel.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.1.23
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Gold earring comprising a dented hoop with granulated decoration soldered on and a long pendant with an amethyst terminal. The pendant, attached to the hoop by a twisted wire, consists a triangular sheet with raised repousse pattern, joined with hooks to the final section bearing the irregular polyhedral amethyst.
Publication History

John Crawford, Sidney Goldstein, George M. A. Hanfmann, John Kroll, Judith Lerner, Miranda Marvin, Charlotte Moore, and Duane Roller, Objects of Ancient Daily Life. A Catalogue of the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection Belonging to the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, ed. Jane Waldbaum, Department of the Classics (unpublished manuscript, 1970), M204, p. 216 [J. S. Crawford]

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