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 of the goldsmiths of Campania; the surface is usually smooth; only a few "granulated" models have survived, including the one discovered at Torre Annunzita and preserved in Pompeii.
- Material of the original work :
- Artiste :
- François Pompon (1855-1933)
- Courant artistique :
- Antiquités gréco-romaines
- Museum of Conservation :
- Parco Archeologico di Pompei