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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 486

    A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD, GARNET AND PEARL EARRINGS

    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD, GARNET AND PEARL EARRINGS
    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
    Each with a rectangular box bezel encircled by beaded wire, set with a garnet, surmounting a drop-shaped box bezel encircled by beaded wire, set with a garnet, threaded through a pearl and a hollow gold sphere, a ring of beaded wire above each, hinged at the back; now joined to modern earwires
    Each: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    American Private Collection, 1980s.