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This fine pair of Central Asian earrings comprises gold hoops threaded with gold beads, coral beads and turquoise beads. A gold flattened disk impressed with petal motifs is at the centre of each loop.
Nose rings that feature related beads and wirework are illustrated in Seiwert (2009, p. 192).
The earrings have a splendid patina and are wearable.
van Cutsem, A., A World of Head Ornaments: Africa, Asia Oceania, America, Skira, 2005.
Seiwert, W.D., Jewellery from the Orient: Treasures from the Bir Collection, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2009.