Fine Byzantine Gold and Garnet Earring Set Byzantine gold earrings.. Product #: AS-3118 Regular price: $995.00 $995.00 In Stock
Fine Byzantine Gold and Garnet Earring SetFine Byzantine Gold and Garnet Earring SetFine Byzantine Gold and Garnet Earring Set

Fine Byzantine Gold and Garnet Earring Set

Product Code: AS-3118
Height: 3.7CM

£995.00

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A matching set of Byzantine gold earrings, each with a plain round section hoop with decorative top loop decorated with filigree and granules, above a cylinder set with a garnet; below, a star pattern fitted in line with the hoop above, decorated with a solid pattern of gold granules around the perimeter and a central opus interrasile pattern. Total weight 5.5 grams.

Fine condition, with light encrustations in places.

Circa 8th-12th century

Opus interrasile, lit. 'work shaved or scraped in-between' is a pierced openwork metal-working technique found from the 3rd century AD, and remaining popular in byzantine jewellery. It was developed and popularised in Rome, where metalworkers...

A matching set of Byzantine gold earrings, each with a plain round section hoop with decorative top loop decorated with filigree and granules, above a cylinder set with a garnet; below, a star pattern fitted in line with the hoop above, decorated with a solid pattern of gold granules around the perimeter and a central opus interrasile pattern. Total weight 5.5 grams.

Fine condition, with light encrustations in places.

Circa 8th-12th century

Opus interrasile, lit. 'work shaved or scraped in-between' is a pierced openwork metal-working technique found from the 3rd century AD, and remaining popular in byzantine jewellery. It was developed and popularised in Rome, where metalworkers used it to make arabesques and other similar designs. The technique involves punching holes in metal to simulate lattice patterns, openwork gold jewellery, and so on. 

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