Many grand civilizations inhabited the area of Western Asia in Antiquity, and their wealth and prosperity is witnessed by the very sophisticated precious metal crafting of jewellery. Gold would have been hammered down to a thin layer and manipulated into different shapes. Gold, electrum and silver jewellery would have featured gold granules, glass and semi-precious stone inlays and detailed engravings. Fine granulation along with filigree, were at the centre of Near Eastern and Western Asiatic jewellery production and were later adopted by the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans.
Matching Pair of Near Eastern Earrings
An extremely fine matching pair of Near Eastern-Western Asiatic earrings, modelled in high karat gold, around 22-24 karat. Each earring features a round disc with a single gold bead attached through a gold wire. Further enrichment includes two pendants composed of a coiled gold wire, ending in amber and blue coloured glass beads. An extremely fine example of Near Eastern goldsmith art.
Condition: Extremely fine. These earrings are suitable for modern wear with modern hook or stud applied. Please consult a professional jeweller for any alterations.