ARCHAIC PHOENICIAN GOLD EARRINGS
With decorative pyramids of granules added along upper and lower edges in facing pattern. Added decorative goldwork at either end, joined to a tapering tubular long curving earwire. Intact. Extremely fine.
8th–6th Century BC
Private European collection, by the late 1980s.
Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVII. (London, 2018) back cover
Comparandum:Maxwell-Hyslop, KR ; Western Asiatic Jewellery c.3000-612BC (London, 1971) p.208, pl.168a