London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A FINE GOLD EARRING OF BASKET FORM
BYZANTINE OR ISLAMIC, 9TH-10TH CENTURY A.D.
The front lunate openwork panel decorated with filigree scrolls and five granulated bosses surmounted by globules, the back openwork panel with elaborate scrolling motifs, the outer edge with ten granulated bosses as on the front, hinged loop and pin remain
7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) diam. max.
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