Diameter: 5.1 cm (2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold with inlays of turquoise, carnelian, and lapis lazuli
Gems and Jewelry of the Ancient Mediterranean (Made possible by the Vance Wall Foundation) (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."