The Neo-Assyrian Empire was an important ruling and said to have been the first real empire of the Ancient world starting with the reign of Adad Nirari II. Jewellery was a popular accessory worn by both women and men demonstrated through Assyrian art. 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.
Neo-Assyrian Gold Hoop Earring
A Neo-Assyrian single hoop earring modelled from high karat gold and featuring a coiled wire of gold around the front of the hoop. The earring is further enriched by a double-faced reverse tear drop-shaped turquoise bead, held by a gold cell, and topped by a cluster of gold granules.
Condition: Fine condition. Suitable for modern wear through the application of a stud or loop. Please consult a professional jeweller for alterations.