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Hoop earrings with busts of sphinxes
Provenance unknown
2nd century BCE
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
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.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir