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

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Lion heads earrings from Capua and Herculaneum, replica in sterling silver and 18K gold plated from the original artefact cat. 6434 A-B, the Superintendence of Taranto. Inspired by the earrings from S. Maria Capua Vetere Inv. 24870, 24871, IV - III cen. B.C. 

The earrings, called cornucopia for their shape, decorated with lion protomes. The lion is a symbol of great life force, courage, pride and royalty.
 

Earings inspired by the antique jewelry collections.

  • Material: Sterling Silver 18K Gold plated + emerald green enamel glass 
  • Weight: about 0,02 lb (9.8 g)
  • Size: 1,2 x 0,9 inch (3 x 2.5 cm)

Produced in Italy

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

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