Two gold lion-head plaques from Achaemenid Persia (6th century–4th century B.C.) in the Museum’s collection closely resemble the horned lion-griffin heads on a glazed- tile frieze excavated at Susa. The roaring lion also appears on drinking vessels, furniture, textiles, and giant column capitals. These ancient adornments are the source for our dramatic earrings.
24K matte gold overlay. 1'' diam. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.