6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A PAIR OF PARTHIAN GOLD, GARNET AND GLASS EARRINGS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each with granulated pyramids below the hinged ear-wire, the pendants conical in form, the surface of the shaft entirely covered in granulation, surmounted by two drop-shaped garnets, box-set and encircled by granulation, two circular cabochon garnets encircled by granulation and sheet gold petals, the shaft with a horizontal band of four circular collar-set cabochon garnets, four larger drop-shaped cabochon garnets similarly set above, terminating below in a cap joined to a cluster of four hollow spheres centered by inverted granulated pyramids
Each: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) long (2)
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American Private Collection, 1980s.
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