Roman Gold, Garnet, and Pearl Earrings
A pair of large ancient Roman gold earrings with a central circular openwork section set with a pearl above an openwork band from which three drops are suspended, each set with a garnet and pearl.
Ca. 1st - 3rd century AD.
cf.: Treasures of the Holy Land, Ancient Art from the Israel Museum, (New York, 1986), pp. 236-237, mo 122.
Formerly in an Israeli private collection.