Elaborate Ancient Roman Electrum Earrings with Pearls and Carnelian Beads

GBP 1,450.00

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Object Description

An elaborate pair of Ancient Roman earrings modelled from electrum and finely embellished with freshwater pearls and carnelian beads. Each earring features a hook to allow wear, and central arched body, made from fine filigree work, attached to the hoop by a delicate gold chain. Three attachments hang from the central arch, the later ones featuring freshwater pearls and carnelian beads, while the central one features a glass paste bead and a single freshwater pearl. These types of earrings were popular in Roman Egypt.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

Object Condition

Very fine, suitable for modern wear with care.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H: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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