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Description

Our 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 in the Museums collection. 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 jewelry-making methods used in Late Antique and Early Byzantine styles, a process that peaked around 600 A.D. Like the original earrings, our adaptation is accented with a beaded rim and a scrollwork border.

Available in 24K gold overlay or 14K gold, with 24K gold overlay. 24K gold overlay: 1 1/2''L with gold-filled wires. 14K gold, with 24K gold overlay: 1''L with 14K gold ear wires.

  • Available in 24K gold overlay or 14K gold with 24K gold overlay
  • 14K gold with 24K gold overlay: 1''L24K gold overlay: 1 1/2''L
  • Pierced
  • Gold-filled wires or 14K gold ear wires

Art History

The great cities of Rome, Antioch, and Alexandria were the main centers of jewelry production during the fourth and fifth centuries, but by the sixth century, the thriving Byzantine capital of Constantinople had become the most important site of jewelry production. The Byzantine capitals prestige can be measured by the quantities of high-quality jewelry since found outside the Empires borders and by the many copies made by jewelers working outside the empires borders, especially in the Germanic world to the north and west.

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Description

Our 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 in the Museums collection. 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 jewelry-making methods used in Late Antique and Early Byzantine styles, a process that peaked around 600 A.D. Like the original earrings, our adaptation is accented with a beaded rim and a scrollwork border.

Available in 24K gold overlay or 14K gold, with 24K gold overlay. 24K gold overlay: 1 1/2''L with gold-filled wires. 14K gold, with 24K gold overlay: 1''L with 14K gold ear wires.





  • Available in 24K gold overlay or 14K gold with 24K gold overlay
  • 14K gold with 24K gold overlay: 1''L24K gold overlay: 1 1/2''L
  • Pierced
  • Gold-filled wires or 14K gold ear wires




Art History

The great cities of Rome, Antioch, and Alexandria were the main centers of jewelry production during the fourth and fifth centuries, but by the sixth century, the thriving Byzantine capital of Constantinople had become the most important site of jewelry production. The Byzantine capitals prestige can be measured by the quantities of high-quality jewelry since found outside the Empires borders and by the many copies made by jewelers working outside the empires borders, especially in the Germanic world to the north and west.


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