6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,250
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
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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American Private Collection, 1980s.
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