Ostrogothic Gold and Glass Earrings

 

Ostrogothic Gold and Glass Earrings

A pair of Ostrogothic gold and glass earrings, each with a large hoop-shaped wire formed into a hook-and-loop closure with a polygonal bead. The four faces of each bead are set with garnet-colored glass and the entire surface of each bead is patterned with fine granulation.

Ca. 5th-6th century AD.
Height: ca. 2 in. (5.1 cm) each
Intact.

The Ostrogoths were the eastern tribe of the Goths. They developed an empire north of the Black Sea in the 3rd century AD, and in the late 5th century AD established the Gothic kingdom of Italy under Theodoric the Great.

Cf. a similar type of more simple design in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. nos. 22.50.9 and 22.50.10.

Formerly in a New York private collection.

Inv#: 7341

$12,500

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