Achaemenid Gold and Garnet Earrings


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Object Description

A superb pair of Achaemenid gold earrings featuring a crescent shape and embellished with applied panels of gold granules. Four teardrop-shaped bezels with garnet inserts further enrich each piece. At the centre, the earrings lower into a substantial pendant, held to the main body by a gold band with two vertical grooves. These display a short neck wrapped by a grooved gold band, adorned at the base by a collar of gold granules. The pendants then expand into five drooping clusters of gold granules arranged into inverted pyramidal shapes.

Date: 6th – 4th century BC

Object History

Ex Japanese gentleman’s collection, deceased, 1970-2015.

Object Condition

Fine condition. Individual measurements: W 2cm x H 3cm and W 2.3cm x H 3.1cm

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:2 x H:3 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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