A beautiful matching pair of Eastern Greek or Achaemenid Empire earrings modelled in high karat gold featuring a central cabochon garnet insets held in a gold cell framed by a delicate band of granules. Each earring displays an S shaped hook.
Date: Circa 5th-4th century BC Provenance: Ex Important Japanese gentleman collection, (deceased) 1980-2010 Condition: Excellent condition, suitable for wear with care.
As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth, social status and privilege. The Achaemenid Empire was famous in Antiquity for its richness of gold and precious stones. Both in Greek and Persian societies, jewellery was worn in everyday life but was also buried with the decease as part of his or her funerary outfit.
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