5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PAIR OF WESTERN ASIATIC GOLD EARRINGS
EARLY BRONZE AGE II, circa 2500-2000 B.C.
Of fanning lunate form, with rows of punched dots, folded in at the sides, with a large granule at the peak bordered by twisted wire, tapering to the long hooked earwire
Each: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long (2)
with Momjian, Jerusalem, 1982.
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For related examples see nos. 42c-d in Hyslop, Western Asiatic Jewellery, c. 3000-612 B.C.
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