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Creole Hoop Earrings

REF BW100155 EAN 3336728371526

 Sterling silver

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Creole Hoop Earrings

To shape this elegantly simple earring, the goldsmith rolled a fine leaf of gold on a core made of pitch, a malleable material found in its natural state. This classic technique of the Ancient Orient made it possible to economise on the precious metal.

A single ring from the pair was discovered in Susa, in the archaeological strata dating back to the period of the Parthian Empire. Although the ancient city of Susa had permanently lost its status as a capital after the conquest by Alexander and the fall of the Persian Empire, it enjoyed an exceptional period of prosperity starting from the reign of the Parthian King, Mithridates the First.

Size
Hight 2,7 cm - Width 2,1 cm - 3,3 g
Packaging
Suedette
Epoch
Parthian epoch, 2nd century BC to 2nd century A.D.
Origin
Susa (Iran) - After an earring from Susa
Material of the original
Original in gold on pitch
Museum
Paris - Musée du Louvre
Materials
Sterling Silver and Silver gilt, Sterling Silver 925
Art movement
Oriental Antiquities
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