Pair of Byzantine Gold Earrings with Cross and Doves Byzantine gold earrings.. Product #: AS-3185 Regular price: $2,450.00 $2,450.00 In Stock
Pair of Byzantine Gold Earrings with Cross and DovesPair of Byzantine Gold Earrings with Cross and Doves

Pair of Byzantine Gold Earrings with Cross and Doves

Product Code: AS-3185
Width: 3.9CM

£2,450.00

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A matching pair of of Byzantine half-moon gold earrings, each featuring detailed scroll patterning in Opus interrasile goldwork; the decoration in the form of doves flanking a central cross in wreath; five beads of gold to the edge. 
Total weight 12.2 grams.

Opus interrasile was a technique used by goldsmiths to make elegant jewellery from the third through to the tenth century AD. Designs were traced onto sheets of gold and the background was punched with holes of various sizes to highlight the pattern, and fine details were then worked on the surface. The patterns formed by piercing the metal ground encouraged...

A matching pair of of Byzantine half-moon gold earrings, each featuring detailed scroll patterning in Opus interrasile goldwork; the decoration in the form of doves flanking a central cross in wreath; five beads of gold to the edge. 
Total weight 12.2 grams.

Opus interrasile was a technique used by goldsmiths to make elegant jewellery from the third through to the tenth century AD. Designs were traced onto sheets of gold and the background was punched with holes of various sizes to highlight the pattern, and fine details were then worked on the surface. The patterns formed by piercing the metal ground encouraged the play of light and shadow across an object's surface. 

Very Fine condition.

Circa 9th century AD. 

Provenance: From a collection of jewellery formed by a London gentleman in the 1970s.

 

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