Apr 14, 2008

Earring (one of a pair)

Earring (one of a pair)


Part of a set. See all set records

Gold, pearls, glass, and emeralds

Overall: 10.2 x 4.5 cm (4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1947.178.b

Did you know?

This piece of jewelry was worn by a woman in the fashionable courts of Byzantium. Decorated with pearls, glass, and emeralds, these gold earrings are delicate, yet eye-catching. Do you think these chandelier-style earrings would be fashionable today?

See also
MED - Byzantine
Medieval Art
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