6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A PAIR OF PARTHIAN GOLD AND GLASS EARRINGS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each with a hinged strap hoop, also hinged on the underside to the back of an elaborate pendant in the form of a three-handled "amphora," granulation along the lengths of the handles, a thin horizontal rectangular bezel above framed by granulation and set with glass, the conical "vessel mouth" with granulated pyramids, the vessel body embellished with granulation, including pyramids, arches and lines, a band of filigree ropes above six small loops, each supporting a larger ring with a pomegranate-shaped pendant, a small loop at the base of the vessel, perhaps originally also supporting a pendant; with modern gold earwires
2 in. (5.1 cm.) long (2)
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American Private Collection, 1980s.
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