Achaemenid Bracelet Parmys with granulations
This bracelet is inspired by a pair of cloisonné earrings from the Achaemenid period.
These earrings from the Persian Empire provide a fine example of cloisonné enamelling.
Highly valued for its polychromy, cloisonné is a decorating technique that consists of attaching metal strips to a surface made of the same metal to create 'compartments' or 'partitions' (French: cloisons). This method required great skill, as partitions were attached using a simple heat treatment, with no soldering involved.
These earrings were found in Susa, one of the capitals of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, in the tomb of a person of high rank. The deceased was found inside their bronze sarcophagus, adorned with all their jewellery, and surrounded by a silver chalice/bowl/cup/goblet, two alabaster vases, and two coins that made it possible to date the tomb to around the late 5th century BC.
Gold plated brass
Keep the jewellery away from dust and moisture. Avoid contact with perfume, chemicals and cosmetics; avoid getting the jewellery wet.
- Maintenance :
- Eviter le contact avec l'eau, le produits chimiques et cosmétiques
- Museum :
- Musée du Louvre
- Theme :
- Art movement :
- Oriental Antiquities
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