A pair of Egyptian Gold Earrings, Roman Period, ca. 1st Century BCE- 2nd Century CE


$1,500 USD

Characteristic of the eastern part of the Roman Empire, these slender gold earrings are formed from rolled sheet gold that curves to form an "S" shape, the tail hooking back to the center and decorated with contrasting green and white glass beads designed to imitate pearls.

For related example see: Petrie, WMF ';Objects of daily use' 1927, reprint 1974., Plate IX, 189-191 and Christies 'A private collection of Egyptian Gold Jewellery, the Property of a Nobleman', June 1st, 1979 lot #10 and #11.

Dimensions: Length: 1 inch (2.54 cm)

Condition: Minor bends in the wire but otherwise in overall good condition.

Provenance: Private NJ collection, acquired from David Liebert, NYC., in early the 1980's