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Earring with the head of Dionysos, gold with a garnet.

Gold finger-ring decorated with a bust of Isis and a snake's head. Roman,ca. 1st century.

Gold finger-ring decorated with a bust of Isis and a snake's head. Roman,ca. 1st century.

byzearringhalfmoon This gold earring was made using a technique called opus interrasile, or pierced openwork, with two peacocks used in the design. It is 5.5 cm by 4.9 cm with a thickness of 0.3 cm. It is currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

byzearringhalfmoon This gold earring was made using a technique called opus interrasile, or pierced openwork, with two peacocks used in the design. It is 5.5 cm by 4.9 cm with a thickness of 0.3 cm. It is currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

* A large pair of Eastern Roman Gold Earrings, ca. 3rd century BC | The hollow crescent bodies of this pair of large Eastern Roman boat-shaped earrings terminate in wire hoops and are decorated on the front with applied drop-shaped box settings inlaid using glass.  Attached below the earrings is a cluster of ornate sprees and smaller drop-shaped compartments bearing pieces of polished carnelian that echo the larger glass setting above.

A large pair of Eastern Roman Gold Earrings, ca. 3rd century BC

* A large pair of Eastern Roman Gold Earrings, ca. 3rd century BC | The hollow crescent bodies of this pair of large Eastern Roman boat-shaped earrings terminate in wire hoops and are decorated on the front with applied drop-shaped box settings inlaid using glass. Attached below the earrings is a cluster of ornate sprees and smaller drop-shaped compartments bearing pieces of polished carnelian that echo the larger glass setting above.

Boucles d'oreilles avec pendentifs en forme d'amphore, or et verre 3ème siècle avant JC @RISDMuseum

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Boucles d'oreilles avec pendentifs en forme d'amphore, or et verre 3ème siècle avant JC @RISDMuseum

Gold & Sapphire Necklace - Altes Museum, Berlin Byzantine Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art

Gold & Sapphire Necklace - Altes Museum, Berlin Byzantine Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art

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