London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A PAIR OF PARTHIAN GOLD EARRINGS
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each earring composed of a hollow gold cone with convex-capped base set with three tear-shaped garnets in box settings surrounded by granules, a solid gold hoop emerging from a ridged collar at the top, the body with three rings from which hang chains with bell-shaped pendants at their end
2 in. (5.1 cm.) long (2)
Heidi Vollmoeller; acquired in 1960.
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