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Culture:Italian, probably Neapolitan
Title:Pair of earrings with heads of bacchantes and amphorae
Date Made:ca. 1840-1850
Materials:Gray lava, gold
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Naples
Measurements:overall: 4.445 cm x 2.54 cm x 1.5875 cm; 1 3/4 in x 1 in x 5/8 in
Narrative Inscription:  None
Accession Number:  MH 1948.1.6.2a-b.I(b).J
Credit Line:Gift of Henrietta Franchois Fitzmaurice (Class of 1896) in memory of Esther C. Fitzmaurice and Sarah A. Start (Class of 1852)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Pair of carved lava earrings with front heads of women (bacchantes) with long curling hair, wreaths of grapes and leaves and pendant grapes. Hanging below each head is a slim amphora with two handles.

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