Byzantine Gold Earrings with Glass Drops Byzantine gold and glass earrings.. Product #: AS-3186 Regular price: $875.00 $875.00 In Stock
Byzantine Gold Earrings with Glass DropsByzantine Gold Earrings with Glass Drops

Byzantine Gold Earrings with Glass Drops

Product Code: AS-3186

£875.00

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A set of Byzantine half-moon gold earrings featuring detailed gold, scroll patterning in Opus interrasile goldwork; three suspension rings to the base each with a dark blue glass bead threaded through short gold wire.

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...

A set of Byzantine half-moon gold earrings featuring detailed gold, scroll patterning in Opus interrasile goldwork; three suspension rings to the base each with a dark blue glass bead threaded through short gold wire.

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 6th-8th century AD. 

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

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