Gold, garnets and glass
Roman, 2nd century AD
H. 4,5cm; Weight (of the pair): 5,4 grams
Elegant pair of golden earrings. The surround of the drop-shaped garnet inlay is surrounded with a twisted wire that terminates at the top in a volute and a small suspension ring. Glass pearls are suspended from beneath the garnets, dangling freely from a string of small gold beads.
Published: Exhibition catalogue, Solothurn, Switzerland, 1967, Nr. 425.
Condition: Intact and wearable.
Provenance: Formerly from a Swiss private scholarly collection, bought in Beirut before 1967.
Item reference: JE1235