Greek Earring from Crimea

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 October 2016

This is one of a set of two earrings. The lion-head terminal in repousse is mounted in a cone of sheet metal with embossed decoration. The loop for the ear was made from three twisted wires soldered together and merging into one. From this is suspended an amphora-shaped pendant made from sheet gold enclosing a glass head. Greek, 100-50 BCE. From Olbia, Crimea, modern-day Ukraine. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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