Near Eastern-Western Asiatic Pair of Gold Earrings with Granules

GBP 1,000.00

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Object Description

A pair of stunning Near Eastern-Western Asiatic matching pair of solid gold earrings, each enriched by clusters of gold granules. This type of earrings originated between the 2nd and 1st Millennium BC, possibly coming from ancient Persia. The shape of such earring became extremely popular across many different ancient cultures such as Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Parthian and Sasanian. The earrings are modelled using high karat gold, around 22-24 karat.

Date: Circa 1st Millennium-5th Century BC

Object Literature

For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 1984.175.33a, b.

Object Condition

Fine, the original closing mechanism missing. The earrings are suitable for modern wear through the application of a stud or loop. Please consult a professional jeweller for alterations.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:2 centimeters

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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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