Artist Irish
  • Earring
Date between 1200 and 1000 BCE
Medium Gold
Dimensions Overall: 1 1/4 inches, 0.5 ounces (3.2 cm, 13.2 g)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 54.241
Department Greco-Roman and Ancient European
Not On View
1936, sold by (Goldschmidt Galleries, London, England);
collection of William Randolph Hearst;
July 11-12, 1939, William Randolph Hearst Collection sale (Sotheby & Co., London, England) p. 56, lot 361 b [bought in];
1941, William Randolph Hearst Collection sale [New York, Gimbels Department Store?];
(Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, New York, USA);
1954-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue of the Important Collection of Antiquities, the Property of William Randolph Hearst. Sales cat., Sotheby & Co. London, July 11-12, 1939, p. 56, lot 361 b.

Robinson, F. W. "Eight Examples of Prehistoric Irish Gold," Bulletin of the DIA 33, nos. 3-4 (1953-54): p. 64-5, (ill.) p. 65.

Motz, T. A. "A Catalogue of Irish Prehistoric Gold Jewelry in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts," unpublished master's thesis, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1978, no. 9, p. 43-6, pl. XIV.

Motz, T. A. "Irish Gold in Detroit," Bulletin of the DIA 57, no. 2 (1979): p. 86, (fig. 1H.1) [article pp. 83-88, group photo p. 82].