Byzantine Peacock earrings

    SKU: cmcn367420

    £75.00 Members' price *


    These delicate Byzantine Peacock earrings, moon-shaped with peacocks on either side of a tree with branches ending in arabesques, are based on a pair of original gold earrings (6th– 7th century) featuring lovely opus interrasile work.

    Opus interrasile is a technique in which patterns are formed by making openings in flat metal surfaces that highlights the play of light and shadow. This technique was one of the more innovative jewellery-making methods used in Late Antique and Early Byzantine styles, a process that peaked around 600 A.D. Like the original earrings, this adaptation is accented with a beaded rim and a scrollwork border.


    Product code: cmcn367420
    Gift recipient: For her
    Details: Please note, pierced earrings cannot be returned for hygiene reasons.
    Material: 24ct gold overlay, with gold-filled wires.
    Size: Length: 3.75cm.
    Weight: 0.016kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

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