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Pair of Earrings Greece, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd century B.C. Jewelry and Adornments; earrings Twisted gold wire Diameter: 13/16 in. (2 cm) Gift of Robert Blaugrund (M.80.196.71a-b) Greek, Roman and Etruscan Art

FCBTC / Pair of Earrings Greece, Hellenistic period, circa century B. Jewelry and Adornments; earrings Twisted gold wire Diameter: in. cm) Gift of Robert Blaugrund Greek, Roman and Etruscan Art

Hollow pendants like these, called "bullae," contained protective charms or perfume and were worn as amulets, especially by children. A stopper at the top, held in place by a chain or cord, secured the contents. The heart-shaped bodies of these Etruscan "bullae" are decorated with detailed palmettes and tendrils worked in repoussé and has intricate smooth and twisted wire applied to the surface. Etruscan, 5th century BC

Pair of Etruscan "bullae"- these hollow pendants contained protective charms or perfume and were worn as amulets, especially by children.

Gold earring with a sphinx, late Classical or Hellenistic, 4th-3rd century BV, Greek, gold by chrystal

Period: Late Classical or Hellenistic Date: century B. Culture: Greek Medium: Gold Dimensions: Overall: 2 x 1 x Classification: Gold and Silver Credit Line: Gift of Christos G. Bastis, in honor of Philippe de Montebello, 1995

Hellenistic Medusa amulet necklace, Circa 4th-2nd Century BC In Greek mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, and gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone. Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa, like those pictured above, appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion. The image was used on jewelry…

Hellenistic Medusa amulet necklace, Circa Century BC In Greek mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, and gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone. Medusa was beheaded by the.

Reclining Ram Ring. Electrum. H. 3.87 cm. Late Bronze Age. 14th-13th century BCE. Latakieh, Syria. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore 57.970.

century BCE Syrian ring depicting a reclining ram. Made of electrum. From the collection of the Walters Art Museum.

Cameo carved by the famous Hellenistic engraver Protarchos with later added gold mount from “Gems of the Medici” at the Bowers Museum. “Eros Riding a Lion,” 1st-century BCE

Cameo carved by the famous Hellenistic engraver Protarchos with later added gold mount from “Gems of the Medici” at the Bowers Museum. “Eros Riding a Lion,” BCE.

Fibule de Braganza. PÉRIODE période hellénistique (323-31 av J.-C.) (Grèce). LIEU DE DÉCOUVERTE Espagne (origine). LOCALISATION Royaume-Uni, Londres, British Museum

Fibule de Braganza. PÉRIODE période hellénistique (323-31 av J.-C.) (Grèce). LIEU DE DÉCOUVERTE Espagne (origine). LOCALISATION Royaume-Uni, Londres, British Museum

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