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Susa Hoop Earrings

Silver €55.00
Gold plated €40.00
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Susa 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 precious metal.

One of the two earrings was discovered in Susa, in 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.

Dimensions
2,7 cm x 2,1 cm
Material
silver or gold-plated - Pierced ears
Publisher
Categories
Jewellery, Earrings
Museum
Musée du Louvre
Themes
Jewels, Civilizations
Art movement
Oriental Antiquities
Materials
Sterling Silver 925, Gold-plated
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