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A PAIR OF NABATEAN GOLD EARRINGS
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A PAIR OF NABATEAN GOLD EARRINGS

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

Details
A PAIR OF NABATEAN GOLD EARRINGS CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C. Each formed from a plain annular earwire tapering to a hook-and-loop closure, threaded through a loop joined to a dome capping an openwork cone of beaded wire rings, a granule at the joins, a flat ring on the underside, with three loops from which suspend u-shaped bell pendants (two preserved on each), a flat bar bisecting the base of the cone with a loop from which suspends a length of loop-in-loop chain linked to a pointed amphora pendant, the neck formed of sheet, the body formed of coiled wire, tapering to a plain wire once threaded through a bead (now missing), and terminating in a cluster of granules, the vessel handles formed of voluted wire Longer: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) long (2)
Provenance
with Jacques Schulman, Amsterdam, 1974.

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