Thursday, July 22, 2010

more birds

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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







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