Pair of earring with lion protome

    • Provenienza:
      Cava d’Ispica, purchased 1918
    • Data:
      3rd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      length 26 and 27 mm, overall weight 8.9 gr
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      inv. 39769-39770
  • Pair of earring with lion protome

These earrings are in the so-called cornucopia style, due to the shape of the hoop, and are decorated with a lion protome. The hoop is made of numerous intertwined wires; the lion's nose is in laminate, carefully detailed, and encircled by a thick, rayed mane; a decorative filigree band and leaf motif encircles the neck.