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Hoop earrings with busts of sphinxes

Hoop earrings with busts of sphinxes

Hoop earrings with busts of sphinxes

Gold

H: 3.3; W: 2 cm

Gift of Vivian and Edward Merrin, New York to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

98.23.4

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Hoop earrings decorated with busts of sphinxes, griffins, lions, panthers, lynxes, bulls, goats, and antelopes were common types of Hellenistic jewelry from late 4th century BCE on.