Earring with Head of a Gazelle (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

4th-3rd century BC
Greek
gold
Overall: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
56.28.3
Animal-headed earrings were quite fashionable in both Greece and Rome. Depictions of women wearing such earrings in ancient art show that the animal heads hung upside down beneath the earlobe.
Gift of Mrs. Rodney Williams
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