Gold, varicoloured enamel and diamond pendant, centred on figure of the Infant Christ, enthroned beneath a canopy, globe in one hand, the other raised in benediction, between two table cut diamonds in four petal (quatrefoil) settings, and above a third, larger, similarly set, applied to a backplate of open scrolls with forget-me-nots. Three hanging pearls, c.1600.
ETRUSCAN GOLD FILIGREE EARRINGS Openwork ribbons filled with wire bands, bosses, scrolls. Probably from Vetulonia Ca. 1st 1/4 of the 7th Century BC Dia. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm.) Weight 4.1 gms., 4.3 gms. Ex Thane Collection, England. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 1995, no. 131; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2003, no. 128; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2011, no. 148. see: A. Maggiani, ey al., Treasures from Tuscany - The Etruscan Legacy, p. 40, no. 44.
Earring (One of a Pair), Silla Kingdom, late 5th–early 6th century. Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C.–A.D. 668). Korea. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943 (Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943) | This work is exhibited in the “Korea: 100 years of Collecting at the Met” exhibition, on view through March 27, 2016. #AsianArt100