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Pompeii Earrings

Pompeii Earrings

From earrings in gold half-spheres, found in Oplontis (Campania), 1st century AD, kept in Pompeii.

Roman goldsmithing from the early imperial period is well known: the eruption of Vesuvius (79 AD) froze a large number of jewels in the volcanic gangue.
The quarter or half-sphere earrings are an invention ...
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Characteristics

Material of the original work :
Or
Material :
Gilt pewter
Museum :
Grand Palais
EAN :
3336729139019
Matière de l'article :
Etain doré
Model dimensions :
2 cm
Reference :
BW400471

Editor

Museum of Conservation :
Parco Archeologico di Pompei

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