2013/08/22

Ear ring of gold

This gold earring is a fine example of a piece of jewellery made under Greek influence. The presence of the head of a feline on one of the ends is a characteristic element. 

The object itself is made up of four beads - a green glass bead, a gilded ball, a white bead with brown stripes, and a second gilded ball, divided from each other by tiny discs and globules.

 The technique of granulation is a way of turning gold leaf into very tiny granules. The piece dates to the Ptolemaic Period.

Ear ring of gold

Ear ring of gold

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