London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
NINE MAINLY EAST ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS AND PENDANTS
MAINLY 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Comprising a pair of gold earring pendants in the form of amphorae, each with biconical body and twin scrolling handles; a pair of gold hoop earrings each with conical garnet in box-setting and a stylized amphora pendant; a gold tear-shaped domed pendant with granulated dotted cross decoration and a tear-shaped garnet inlay surrounded by granulated gold border; and four gold hoop earrings, three with openwork conical pendant with wavy or zigzag wirework, the fourth with openwork cylindrical pendant with pierced wirework and a filigree rosette above with remains of coloured paste inlay petals
1½ in. (3.7 cm.) high max. (9)
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Cf. P. F. Davidson and A. Oliver, Ancient Greek and Roman Jewelry, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1984 p. 143, no. 194 for a similar type.
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