@TheClassicalCo
The Classical Compendium 🏛️
a month ago
A stunning and modern-looking pair of 2,300 year old earrings from Ptolemaic Egypt. Made of gold, coloured stones and glass, the top half represents the crown of Egypt which is set above an ornately detailed heart. 🏛️ @metmuseum #Classics #Egypt #Art #Archaeology #Jewelry
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@furcircle
Saratini on the rocks🍸
a month ago
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@AhpBlue
Ol'Suzannah🇺🇦
a month ago
@TheClassicalCo @metmuseum These are exquisite.
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@gennie112
jeangreen
a month ago
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@AJJudge4
AJ Judge
a month ago
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@ChelseaCebara
Chelsea Cebara
a month ago
@TheClassicalCo @metmuseum If somebody recreates these I will buy them immediately
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@sherrymims
Sherry L
a month ago
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@grumpybadger24
Elena Dent
a month ago
@TheClassicalCo @metmuseum Good grief I'd have mistaken them for Victorian! Those earrings are beautiful.
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@nancy091013
Nancy
a month ago
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@harry51997346
omnia mea mecum porto
a month ago
@TheClassicalCo @metmuseum Surely that’s not a heart? In Ptolemaic Egyptian context could be a stylized Silphium seed, evoking sexuality and native to Cyrene. But to assert “heart” in any modern sense is anachronistic. Even as a description of shape it brings too much connotation, imo
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@TheClassicalCo
The Classical Compendium 🏛️
a month ago
@harry51997346 @metmuseum Heart-shaped would have been more apt - you're quite right.
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