ARCHAIC PHOENICIAN GOLD EARRINGS
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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.

 

 

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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

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