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Earring
6th century BCE

Medium
gold
Measurements
3.8 × 1.5 × 0.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
(Syria)
Accession Number
1524-D5
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1967
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Gold earring in the form of a hoop with a thick lower body (the so-called "leech" shape) with fine wire terminal bindings. The main body is decorated with two arcs with opposing triangles of dots on either side, made from finely-applied granulations. Two triangles also at the top of the body. Two bells hang beneath with possible attachments for three more.