A Pair Of Parthian Gold And Garnet Drop Earrings, Ca. 2nd-3rd Century Ad


A Pair Of Parthian Gold And Garnet Drop Earrings, Ca. 2nd-3rd Century Ad

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A Pair Of Parthian Gold And Garnet Drop Earrings, Ca. 2nd-3rd Century Ad:
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A lovely pair of earrings in high karat gold, with drop-shaped garnets on pendants shaped like a krater, each krater inlaid with three additional garnets.

Background: Jewelry was considered a luxury art in Parthia, most of it made from precious metals such as gold and silver. Semi-precious stones were often inlaid into the jewelry, as seen here. Other times, motifs originating in Greece often found their way into Parthian art, such as the grape clusters from the cult of Dionysos, or jewelry in the shape of a krater, as seen here.

Ref: Fowlkes-Childs, Blair, expanded original text by Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art. “The Parthian Empire (247 B.C.–224 A.D.).” In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.

Dimensions: Length: 1 1/8 inches (2.9 cm)

Condition: Tiny fragments of the sheet of the pendants missing, but otherwise intact and in excellent condition overall.

Provenance: Ex V.L. collection, Rheinland, Germany acquired 1925 - 1979.


A Pair Of Parthian Gold And Garnet Drop Earrings, Ca. 2nd-3rd Century Ad:
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