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Pair or gold earrings with Ganymede and the eagle

Pair or gold earrings with Ganymede and the eagle





Artist : Anonymous

Relationship with : Ganymède

Date : approx. between 330 and 300 B.C.

Material : Gold
Acquisition : Harris Brisbane Dick Fund (1937)
Item 4 on 53
Greek Antiquities
Jewel

Vitrine : V01 (Ref. 1061)

Area related
Macédoine (Greece)

Description   

From the Ganymede Jewelry. The pieces the make up this group are said to have been found together in Macedonia, neat Thessaloniki, before 1913.

The earrings hang a three-dimensional figure of the Trojan prince Ganymede in the clutches of Zeus, who has assumed the guise of an eagle. Coveted by Zeus for his beauty, Ganymede was carried off to Mount Olympos to be a cupbearer for the gods.

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Pair or gold earrings with Ganymede and the eagle
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