Byzantine Gold Earrings with Pearl and Garnet Crosses

GBP 2,950.00

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Object Description

An exquisite pair of early Byzantine gold earrings featuring a pearl and garnet cross drop pendant. Each earring features a tapering hoop, used to attach to the ear, which follows with a gold chain, suspending the cross. The cross is composed of a square gold mount, set with a polished garnet cabochon. The arms of the cross are formed from four lustrous pearls. Another drop pendant, formed from a gold stem with a coiled wire sleeve, is positioned next to the chain. A gold, granulated bead forms the terminal, positioned above a faceted emerald bead below. A beautiful and rare pair of earrings, exhibiting excellent craftsmanship.

Date: Circa 6th-7th century AD

Object History

Acquired 1980-2015. Ex Abelita family collection

Object Condition

Excellent condition. Repair to the emerald beads.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    H:9.7 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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