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Earring, 550 - 330 BCE

  • Persian

Gold, faience

  • Overall: 2 15/16 × 2 1/16 × 7/16 inches (7.5 × 5.2 × 1.1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mrs. Charles C. Andrews


On View

  • Ancient Middle East Gallery


Ancient Near Eastern Art

This earring, probably from Susa, is characteristic of jewelry of this period. When in motion, the beads tremble like a tiny chandelier and the gold surfaces brilliantly reflect the light.

(Said Motamed, Frankfurt, Germany)

1989-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

"Selected recent acquisitions," Bulletin of the DIA 64, no. 4 (1989): p. 55 (ill.). Bulletin of the DIA 65, no. 2/3 (1989): p. 22, (fig. 17), (ill.). Henshaw, Julia P., ed. A Visitors Guide: The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1995, p. 99 (ill.).

Persian; Iranian, Earring, 550 - 330 BCE, gold, faience. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mrs. Charles C. Andrews, 1989.7.