Ancient Fretwork Earrings

80054122 New
Item # 80054122
Price: 75$75.00
Member Price: 67.5$67.50
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Description

Our striking openwork earrings bear a bold stepped-fret pattern adapted from a Peruvian nose ornament (1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D.) in The Met collection. For the peoples of this ancient region, gold was endowed with spiritual and symbolic meaning; it was associated with worldly power, status, and wealth. This rare adornment displays the technical mastery achieved by a gifted Peruvian goldsmith working more than 2,000 years ago.

Our striking openwork earrings bear a bold stepped-fret pattern adapted from a Peruvian nose ornament (1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D.) in The Met collection. For the peoples of this ancient region, gold was endowed with spiritual and symbolic meaning; it was associated with worldly power, status, and wealth. This rare adornment displays the technical mastery achieved by a gifted Peruvian goldsmith working more than 2,000 years ago.

Details
  • 18K gold plate
  • Pierced, with surgical steel ear posts
  • 1 3/5" diam.
  • Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
Shipping & Returns
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Overnight shipping $22.95 extra

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