Crescent-Shaped Earring

Crescent-Shaped Earring

1000-1100

Gold filigree with cloisonné enamel

Average: 2.3 x 2.6 cm (7/8 x 1 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1946.493

Fun Fact

The Byzantine lady who wore this earring may also have woven similar ornaments into her hair. Those who could afford it adorned not only their body but also their clothing with glittering jewels and shimmering gold.

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