[One of a] Pair of openwork earrings

Byzantine
6th or early 7th century A.D.


Dimensions

5.4 x 5 cm (2 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1977.177

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Crescent-shaped with 9 spheres on lower edge. Bird pecks at plant in center roundel. Pair of birds flanks roundel. Wreath follows lower edge.

Provenance

By 1977: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 11, 1977

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund