Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Cypriot Multi-Link Crescent Earrings

22k matte gold overlay with glass cabochons

Dimensions: Length 1 in

Item No. J174

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Period: Greek Age (7th-4th century B.C.)

This Item is an Identical Museum Reproduction
$79.00


Cypriot Multi-Link Crescent Earrings
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Details

22K matte gold overlay with glass cabochons. Length 1 in. Pierced, with gold-filled wires. The Cesnola Collection, one of the Museum's earliest collections, contains unrivaled works of art from Cyprus that date from about 2500 B.C. to about A.D. 300. These colorful new earrings are based on two crescent-shaped earrings that are part of this noted collection and were produced on Cyprus between the fifth century B.C. and the first century A.D. Since early prehistoric times, Cyprus has been a way station for ships circulating around the eastern Mediterranean. Sailors, warriors, and merchants, including Greeks, Phoenicians, Egyptians, and Persians, passed through the island. The exposure of Cypriot craftsmen to foreign artistic styles from both East and West is reflected in the distinctive hybrid forms of jewelry that by the Classical period (475-325 B.C.) represented an amalgam of Greek, Near Eastern, and indigenous styles. The original earrings are embellished with granulation, a form of ornamentation in which tiny grains of metal (most commonly gold) are fused to an underlying surface metal. The combination of a gold setting and a semiprecious stone, while familiar in rings, is not characteristic of mainland Greek jewelry of the Classical period. It speaks of influence from the east, where colored stones and glass were used with gold beginning in the Archaic period (about 700-480 B.C.).

Specification

What we offer? Have you ever wished you could wear the same jewelry once worn by the famous kings, queens, emperors and empresses of antiquity? Ancient Sculpture Gallery is presenting you that unique opportunity. Here you will find accurate museum reproductions of the some of the most impressive historical jewelry, from the beginnings of human civilization to the modern era. We carry full lines of jewelry: rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, cameos and intaglios, and jewelry with coins. We offer jewelry in silver and in various denominations of gold, from 14k to pure .999 24k gold, just like their ancient originals. We also offer gold plated jewelry in up to 24k gold. The ancients treasured pure gold and used it to make objects for their most important rituals. The famous pieces of Egyptian, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Inca and Aztec civilizations would not last if they were made of anything less than 24 karat gold. In the today's museums around the world, ancient gold jewelry, coins and artifacts, continue to remind us of the enduring beauty and elegance of pure 24k gold. Civilizations:We offer jewelry from the following civilizations: Ancient Egypt, Greece, Roman Empire, Hellenistic (Macedonian) Age, Minoan Crete, Etruscans, Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Persia, Syria, Byzantine Empire, Vikings, Celtic, Ancient Slavs, Anglo-Saxon Britain, Frankish Gaul, Islamic and Ottoman, China and Tibet, Imperial Russia, and 19th-20th century Modern Museums: We have jewelry reproductions from these museums: The British Museum in London, State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Victoria and Albert Museum in London and more. The ancient Greek, Hellenistic and Roman antiquity, from 5th century BC to 4th century AD, is when some of the most fascinating pieces of jewelry were created. They are now part of various prominent museums around the world and we are here offering their museum reproductions in gold and silver. Many of the items can be done in sets (ex. necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring). Please contact us if you wish a complete set of one same design. Rings are available in several sizes - when placing your order please tell us your chosen size. Visit our "JEWELRY" listings! Our jewelry products are replicas of ancient jewelry masterpieces now in the museums around the world, made of gold and silver, and sometimes adorned with precious stones. Buy with confidence - we have excellent customer satisfaction among our customers around the world.

Our jewelry products are replicas of ancient jewelry masterpieces now in the museums around the world. We offer jewelry in silver and in various denominations of gold, from 14k to pure .999 24k gold, just like their ancient originals. We also offer gold plated jewelry in up to 24k gold. The base metal is brass in most cases for all our gold plated jewelry. Many of our jewelry are decorated with various precious stones. For more details please visit our "Jewelry FAQ".

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Shipping is free $0 within USA. We do ship worldwide too for $15. Standard delivery to the contiguous United States is within 7-20 business days. International delivery times vary from country to country, but with standard delivery most packages arrive within 2 to 6 weeks. International recipients are responsible for duties and taxes that may or may not be charged by the customs of your country.

Return Policy

Item is returnable within 7 days for money back guarantee provided it is returned undamaged in original condition and packaging.

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