This form of earring is a simplification of the type popular on Rhodes in the later seventh century BC. A somewhat similar earring, in silver and possibly later, is in Athens. There the rosette has been replaced by a disc decorated in relief with the head of Athena.
At the top two mythological creatures. At the shoulders we see two people lying at a banquet. Underneath a frieze of flowers and geometrical decoration. Lastly a man herding bulls.
This type of decoration is attributed to the south of Etruria. It strongly resembles the early classical decoration from Greece. The dark figures on an orange background is done from around 700 untill 450 BC and after this the decoration changes to light figures on dark backgrounds.
Aphrodite holds up the apple that was given to her by prince Paris when he choose her to be the most beautiful woman in the world, and in return for the apple, she gave him Helena of Troje. And so started the Trojan war.
This statue is made from bronze but the goddess her eyes are made from silver. It is 29 cm high (8 1/4 inch)