London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A GROUP OF WESTERN ASIATIC EARRINGS AND PENDANTS
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C./3RD CENTURY A.D.
Comprising a gold capped orange and white banded agate conical pendant with suspension loop; a green stone biconical bead with granulated gold capped terminals; a gold diamond-shaped pendant with domed lapis lazuli central inlay in box setting; a pair of gold hoop earrings, each with two granulated gold collar and pearl pendants; a large hoop earring with terminal threaded with pearl, faience and gold beads, the wire hoop wound into eight spiral discs; another, similar, smaller; six gold hoop earrings, four with cornelian bead and spirally wound gold wire around terminals; three gold lunate pendant earrings, each with garnet inlay; a coiled spiral ring; and a gold disc ornament with rosette petals around a central box-setting (original inlay now missing), with beaded border, pierced for attachment
1 7/8 in. to ¾ in. (4.5 to 2 cm.) long (18)
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