Earring with hanging eagle

    • Provenienza:
      S. Maria di Niscemi (Caltanissetta), purchased 1900
    • Data:
      End of 3rd - first half of the 2nd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      length. 4.9 mm, weight 7.1 gr
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      inv. 20090
  • Earring with hanging eagle

The central disk, encircled with a beaded wire, has a double rose motif with a centre pearl. This is surmounted by a crown of Isis motif; a drop pendant depicts an open-winged eagle flanked by four double-link hanging chains ending in bell-shaped flowers. It is a unique object of luxury, most likely from an Alexandrian environment due to the crown of Isis at the top.