A pair of Parthian Gold & Carnelian Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE
A pair of Parthian Gold & Carnelian Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE
A pair of Parthian Gold & Carnelian Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE
A pair of Parthian Gold & Carnelian Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE
A pair of Parthian Gold & Carnelian Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE

A pair of Parthian Gold & Carnelian Earrings, ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE

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Considered a luxury art, most ancient Parthian jewelry was made from precious metals such as gold and silver, and semi-precious stones were often inlaid into the jewelry, as seen here. Additionally, Greek motifs, such as grape clusters or kraters, often found their way into Parthian art. This example features a gold shield decorated with a central inlaid carnelian surrounded by a twisted wire outline and a circle of granules, attached to a large cone-shaped krater below, with bands of twisted wire and embossed spheres.

Dimensions: Overall drop length: 2.36 inches (6 cm)

Conditions: Intact and in very good condition overall 

Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Living Torah Museum, Brooklyn, in 2014. 

Published: Rabbi Shaul Shimon Deutsch, The Living Torah Museum: Parashah Series, Israel (2013), front cover.

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