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    Electrum earring with double-axe decoration. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Electrum earring with double-axe decoration

Date
Second half of the 7th or beginning of the 6th century BC, Lydian
Museum
Istanbul, Archaeological Museum, 3039
Inventory No.
3039
Material
Electrum
Object Type
Jewelry and Ornaments
Site
Ephesus
Description
Electrum boat-shaped earring, decorated with beaded wire along sides, with four groups of three wires, crimped to resemble granulation, dividing the exterior into three panels. In panels, double-axes decorated with granulation. One double-axe missing. Weight 2.46 g (38 grains [Hogarth]).
Comments
From the Central Basis in the Artemision at Ephesus (on the deposit see No. 20).
Discussed
Meriçboyu, “Lydian Jewelry”
Bibliography
Hogarth et al. 1908, 104, pl. VI.58, X.38; Meriçboyu 2001, 49, 2; Rudolph 1998, no. 6. For a comparable piece: Pülz 2009, 84–85, 265 cat. no. 228, pl. 22, colorpl. 12.
Author
NDC