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Pair of gold earrings
3rd century CE

Medium
gold
Measurements
(a) 6.0 × 3.3 × 1.8 cm
(b) 6.4 × 3.1 × 1.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Syria
Accession Number
D107.a-b-1969
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1967
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Each earring has a large wire hoop, thickening towards its base and simulating diagonally coiled wire. The front of each earring is a thin, gold shield-shape, convex in front, with three coiled-wire volutes applied to its base. From the twisted-wire hoop hang seven gold balls, resembling a bunch of grapes. Each gold ball has a tiny granulated pendant from it, also resembling a miniature grape cluster.