Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Diameter: 5.1 cm (2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold with inlays of turquoise, carnelian, and lapis lazuli
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Round earring inlaid on both sides with multi-colored, semi-precious stones. Its design may represent the king revered by the six "Great Houses" of the empire, the land of Persia surrounded by the six world regions, or the supreme god Ahuramazda surrounded by the six "Bounteous Immortals."
By 1971: with J.J. Klejman, New York; purchased from J. J. Klejman, May 12, 1971. (Accession date: May 12, 1971)
Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund