2492

Enquiry about object: 2492

Your First Name (required)

Your Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Country (required)

Your Message

Liao Dynasty Gold Pendant Earrings

China
Liao Dynasty, 10-12th century

height: 5.3cm, combined weight: 9g

Available - Enquire

Provenance

private collection, UK

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.

Dozens of items are added to our website each month. Be among the first to know about them.
Sign up to our monthly catalogue