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ear-ring

Gold ear-ring, probably one of a pair (with 1898,1201.2); a pendant and open ring form the shape of a bucranium, the decoration on the pendant of the ear-ring is a mulberry type granulation and a spiral either side.

AN536285001001

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Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1898,1201.2

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Jewellery 538

Bibliographic reference
Kiely 2011b 1.11
Jewellery 538
Johnson 1980 No. 17
Goring 1983 No. 381

Location:
G72/dc8

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Object types
ear-ring (all objects)

Materials
gold (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
twisted (all objects)
soldered (all objects)
hammered (all objects)
granulation (scope note | all objects)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Maroni, Tomb 1 (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Larnaka (district),Maroni)
Date
1550BC-1050BC
Period/Culture
Late Cypriot (LC IB and later) (scope note | all objects)


Description
Gold ear-ring with granulated decoration, probably one of a pair (with 1898,1201.1); hammered pennanular hoop with tapering ends which overlap; conical pendant with very heavy granulation, a spiral ring on each side and a piece of gold wire twisted twice around the upper part of the cone; the shape resembles a mulberry or perhaps a highly stylised bull's head; some of the granules are now missing.

Dimensions
Height: 2.7 centimetres
Diameter: 1.5 centimetres (ring)
Weight: 2.26 grammes


Curator's comments
Pair with 1898.12-1.1.


Acquisition date
1898

Acquisition name
Excavated by The British Museum (biographical details | all objects)


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