London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD DOME AND HOOP EARRINGS
2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Each earring consisting of tapered wire hoop with one end turned into an eye, the other looped through it, below the eye is a dome with twisted wire border and five granules, below it a double scrolled ornament with granules, from the hoop embellished with three sets of incised lines hangs a hollow fluted tear-shaped pendant with a granule at the base
1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long (2)
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W. Hornbostel (ed.), Kunst der Antike, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 1977, p. 486, no. 435.
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