<em>Earrings with Open Work Wheels</em>, 6th century C.E. Gold, each earring: 2 3/8 x 9/16 in. (6 x 1.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 05.439a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.439a-b.jpg)

Earrings with Open Work Wheels

Medium: Gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:6th century C.E.

Dimensions: each earring: 2 3/8 x 9/16 in. (6 x 1.5 cm) Hoop: (Diam.) 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)


Accession Number: 05.439a-b

Image: 05.439a-b.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Gold earrings. Loop: intertwisted gold wires tapering at the ends, which fasten into one another; around lower loop is a beaded wire ending in spirals at the sides. On the front face a convex disc edged with beading and having a central pellet. 3 openwork discs containing pelta motifs with pellets, and edged with triangular groups of pellets are soldered to the loop; point of junction concealed by flattened pellets. Gold has reddish tinge.

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