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LOT 0922

Estimate
GBP (£) 250 - 350
EUR (€) 300 - 420
USD ($) 340 - 470

Opening Bid
£225 (EUR 269; USD 305) (+bp*)

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Western Asiatic Gold Earring Pair

1st millennium BC

A matched pair of gold earrings, each composed of twin teardrops wrapped in gold wire, central pyramid-style cluster of granules, two flanking loops, round-section hook with pointed terminal. 1.3 grams total, 13-14mm (1/2"). Fine condition. [2]

Provenance
Ex important Japanese collection of jewellery, 1970s-2010; accompanied by an old cataloguing ticket.

Footnotes
A testament to the prosperity of Western Asia in antiquity, this finely fashioned pair of earrings would once have been set with precious or
semi-precious stones.