• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 476

    A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS

    CIRCA 10TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS
    CIRCA 10TH CENTURY A.D.
    Each with a penannular earwire, round in section, the central decorative element a large biconical bead, embellished with filigree circles at the central peak, braided wire and a single plain wire band in between, filigree circles and beaded wire at the ends, spiral twisted beaded wire along the length; modern twisted wire coiled around the hoop and joined to ear posts
    Each: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) wide (2)


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    Provenance

    with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1980s.