London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
A PAIR OF BACTRIAN GOLD PENANNULAR HAIR OR EARRINGS
CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Of hollow form, each decorated with double rows of separately applied raised bosses in between thin bands of coiled wire
1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) diam. max. (2)
Private collection since 1973.
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Cf. Exhibition catalogue, Treasures of Ancient Bactria, Miho Museum, 2002, p. 131, nos. t-u for similar earrings.
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