Thursday, July 22, 2010

more birds


gold, carnelian 2nd Century BC

Also from the Benaki Museum in Greece are the following earrings.
There are no birds in these, but they may contain sound, so maybe are bird like in intention,
sound so close to the ear

old earrings with glass paste, emeralds, carnelians
c. 4th Century

gold, precious stones
late 5th - 6th Century

these are not earrings but sections of a necklace, but like the earrings have moving parts
gold, sapphires, emeralds, carnelians, pearls
Alexandria 5th Century