Near Eastern-Western Asiatic Pair of Gold Earrings

$1,276.44

An exquisite pair of Near Eastern-Western Asiatic solid gold earrings featuring a penannular shape which slightly bulges at the centre. Each earring is enriched with clusters of four gold granules arranged in a pyramid-like shape. Such type of earring became extremely popular across many different ancient cultures such as Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Parthian and Sasanian.

Date: Circa 1st Millennium BC
Condition: Fine condition, some encrustations to the surface. The earrings are suitable for modern wear through the application of a stud or loop. Please consult a professional jeweller for alterations.

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SKU: MG-104 Category: Tag:

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 and silver jewellery would have featured gold granules, glass and semi-precious stone inlays and detailed engravings. Very 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.

Weight 8.7 g
Dimensions L 2.1 x H 2 cm
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Reference: For a similar item, please see The Metropolitan Museum, item 1984.175.33a, b.

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