13 December 2002
A PAIR OF ELAMITE GOLD EARRINGS
Circa 8th-7th Century B.C.
Each with an open hoop of two twisted wires which merge and taper at each end, joined below to a cylinder with triangles of granulation at each end, the cylinder supporting a cluster of five large hollow biconical elements, each end of the outer three and the base of the lower element with a short cylinder and a pyramid of granules
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) long
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For related earrings from Susa see no. 211 in Maxwell-Hyslop, Western Asiatic Jewellery.
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