Skip to main content

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

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Pair of Earrings

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

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.

Notes

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

Dating

19th Century, second half#
Circa 1850 CE - 1880 CE

Note

Accessioned as Cypriot, but without evidence for their manufacture there

School or Style

Archaeological Style

Materials used in production

Gold

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

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

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Pair of Earrings" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/45897 Accessed: 2024-06-15 12:47:39

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/45897 |title=Pair of Earrings |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-06-15 12:47:39|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-45897

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...