A beautiful pair of elegant gold Near Eastern- Western Asiatic gold hoop earrings. The earrings are composed of a thick hoop tapered at each end with three sets of a cluster of granules stacked to form a pyramid design. The earrings are truly a fine quality and of high karat. These are solid gold and very heavy
Many grand civilizations inhabited the area of Western Asia in Antiquity, and their wealth and prosperity is witnessed by the very sophisticated precious metal crafting of jewellery. Gold would have been hammered down to a thin layer and manipulated into different shapes. The Repoussé and chasing techniques were used to create designs in high and low relief by hammering shapes into the metal from either the front or the reverse. Gold and silver jewellery were also enriched with gold granules, glass and semi-precious stone inlays and detailed engravings. Very fine granulation along with filigree, were at the centre of Near Eastern and Western Asiatic jewellery production and were later adopted by the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans.
Measurements in Length: Circa 1.9 cm for both.
Weight: Circa 7.18gr for both.
Provenance: Ex Japanese gentleman deceased collection, 1970-2010
- Hermosa asiática del Cercano Oriente-Oeste
- Par de pendientes
- Siglo / marco temporal
- Circa 1st Millennium – 5th Century BC
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