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Pair of Gold Pendant Earrings
China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

height: 5.3cm, combined weight: 9g

This pair of earrings decorated with geometric swirls in relief have been made by soldering together two sections of sheet gold. Hollow pendant spheres have
been attached to the lower parts (three on one and two on another - the third presumably is missing).

The earrings have large gold wire hoops.

The pair is in a stable, wearable condition.

References:
Liu, Y. (ed.),
Liaoning Museum, Chang Zheng Publishers, 2008.
Shen, H.N. (ed.),
Gilded Splendor: Treasures of China's Liao Empire (907-1125), 5 Continents, 2006.
White, J.M. & E.C. Bunker,
Adornment for Eternity: Status and Rank in Chinese Ornament, Denver Art Museum/The Woods Publishing Company, 1994.

Provenance: private collection, UK

Inventory no.: 2492

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