Earring with a dove standing on an altar
Height x width x depth: 5.2 x 1.2 x 2.6 cm (2 1/16 x 1/2 x 1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, garnet, and glass paste
Gems and Jewelry of the Ancient Mediterranean (Made possible by the Vance Wall Foundation) (Gallery 210A)
Earring with a dove hanging from a disc, which is surmounted by a stylized crown of an Egyptian god composed of a sun disc surmounted by two feathers. At the sides of the sun disc, vine scrolls replace the more usual grain. The dove stands on an altar decorated with garlands. The surface of the dove is covered with beads of gold granulation, colorful stones, and glass paste.