Pair of earrings
Hegira 1st century / AD 7th-8th century
Height 6.6 cm
Egypt or Syria
The earrings are made of wire, granulation, filigree and feature a pair of cast, confronted birds, possibly partridges. This central part is surrounded by figures of eight and heart shapes. Earrings of this type are a development of the sixth to seventh century Byzantine crescent shaped earrings with confronted birds.
"Pair of earrings" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;gr;Mus21;12;en&id=jewellery
MWNF Working Number: GR 12