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Pair of Earrings: MAR.M.296A & B-1912

Object information


Pair of Earrings


Unknown (Maker)


Gold stylised ram's head terminals. Heads of hollow gold foil. Horns of wire added separately and soldered to the head. Hinged shank of wire, which hooks into the ram's mouth. Suspended from the horns an oval of thick circular section wire; inside this, suspended by looped twisted wire, a pendant in the shape of a jar.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 50.0 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Second half of 19th Century
Circa 1850 CE - 1880 CE


Accessioned as Cypriot, but without evidence for their manufacture there

School or Style

Archaeological Style

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.296A & B-1912
Primary reference Number: 45897
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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