Earring

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."

Provenance

By 1971: with J.J. Klejman, New York; purchased from J. J. Klejman, May 12, 1971.

(Accession date: May 12, 1971)

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund

Earring

  • Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Achaemenid, 525–330 B.C.
Dimensions
Diameter: 5.1 cm (2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold with inlays of turquoise, carnelian, and lapis lazuli
Classification
Jewelry / Adornment
Accession Number
1971.256
On view
Gems and Jewelry of the Ancient Mediterranean Gallery, Vance Wall Foundation - 210A

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