Pair of Byzantine Gold Earrings with Cross and Doves

GBP 2,450.00

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Object Description

An incredible matching pair of half-moon solid gold earrings from the Byzantine Empire. The earrings feature detailed scroll patterning in gold. Additionally, each earring depicts a pair of doves flanking a central cross in a wreath, with five beads of gold to the edge as added embellishment. Details such as feathers on the doves, and geometric designs, have been rendered through the opus interrasile technique. The earrings are fitted with a large gold wire hook to allow for wear.

Date: Circa 9th Century AD

Object Literature

For a similar item, The Victoria and Albert Museum, item M.6&A-1970.

Object Condition

Very fine condition, suitable for modern wear with care.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:3.9 x centimeters

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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
London
SW1Y 4AA

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