Byzantine Peacock earrings

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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
  • Size: Length: 3.75cm.
  • Gift: For her
  • Material: 24ct gold overlay, with gold-filled wires.
  • Details: Please note, pierced earrings cannot be returned for hygiene reasons.

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