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Pair of earrings
Hegira 1st century / AD 7th-8th century
Height 6.6 cm
Egypt or Syria
The earrings are made of wire, granulation, filigree and feature a pair of cast, confronted birds, possibly partridges. This central part is surrounded by figures of eight and heart shapes. Earrings of this type are a development of the sixth to seventh century Byzantine crescent shaped earrings with confronted birds.
"Pair of earrings" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;12;en
MWNF Working Number: GR 12