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Lion heads earrings from Capua and Herculaneum Sterling Silver 18K GOLD plated

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Leonine protome earrings of Capua and Herculaneum. Playback in Silver 925 18K GOLD plated from the original exhibit cat. n° 6434 AB of the Superintendence of Taranto. Inspired by the earrings from S. Maria Capua Vetere Inv. 24870, 24871 from the II half of the IV - beginning of the III century. and. C. 

The earrings , called cornucopia due to their shape, are decorated with lion protomes. The images carved into jewels always referred to subjects considered amulets. In fact, the lion was the emblem of strength, royalty, courage and pride. 

Items inspired by antique jewellery.

 

  • Material: 18K Gold plated 925 silver + emerald green glass paste
  • Weight: about 9.8g
  • Size: 3 x 2.5cm

Produced in Italy

Bibliography:
" Splendors. The luxury of ornaments in Herculaneum ", edited by Francesco Sirano.
" The collections of the National Museum of Naples ", edited by the Pedicini photographic archive.

 

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