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