5 December 2012,
Price realised USD 4,000
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A PAIR OF EASTERN ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET EARRINGS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each u-shaped, formed of sheet with a border of filigree ropes on each side, ridged at the upper end, the obverse with a bezel-set drop-shaped garnet, both sides ornamented with domes, each centered by a granule, clusters of granulation and scrolling filigree twisted wires, the front edge with a domed shield centered by a granule and bordered by twisted wire, the twisted arching hoop hooked around the loop above, an inverted pyramid of hollow spheres and granules along the lower edge
Each: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) long (2)
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Art Market, Beirut, 1967.
Acquired by the father of the current owner in Beirut, 1967; thence by descent, brought to the U.S. circa 1982-1983.
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