Earring (One of a Pair) | Korea | Three Kingdoms period, Silla kingdom (57 B.C.–A.D. 676) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The beauty and sophisticated craftsmanship of these gold earrings—and of the personal adornments found in the tombs of the Silla and Gaya elite generally—attest to the esteem conferred upon them by both patron and artisan
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LATE RENAISSANCE DIAMOND CLUSTER RING WITH OPIUM COMPARTMENT, Spain?, about 1630–1640, gold, diamond. Some rings with compartments held religious relics, but others were intended to contain poison to allow the surreptitious removal of enemies or rivals by lacing their food or drink. The compartment was intended to contain an opiate in some form or other. The whole bezel represents the poppy.
Roman Double Intaglio ring stones, ca 1st Century AD
This lovely ring features two fine Roman intaglios that was set as an 18K gold ring during the mid 19th century. The red chalcedony (sard) intaglio depicts a bearded Hercules, standing nude and brandishing a large club in his right hand, the left outstretched and holding a covered offering bowl. The rare green chalcedony "concordia" or "harmony" intaglio depicts two hands clasped together. Such rings were worn on the third finger of the left hand for Roman culture followed the Egyptian…
A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS
BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS Circa 6th-7th Century B.C. Each crescentic in form, composed of strips of rectangular wire arranged in various spirals and figure-8 loops, the perimeter with nine ribbed tubes through which passes a plain wire threaded with pearls, a hinged arching ear wire above