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Pompeii Crotalia Earrings with two pendants

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Roman Earrings Crotalia with two pearl pendants, silver and metal replica of the earrings found during the excavations in Pompei, Villa of Oplontis and Stabia, displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Naples.


The Ancient Crotalia Earrings had the pendant consisting of a single pearl, or two, or three which produced a pleasant jingling. Very common type of ancient times jewelry documented in Fayum mummy portraits  and also described by Pliny (NH IX 14).

Earrings Crotalia are handmade in ancient tecnique from metal 18K GOLD plated. The wires are Sterling silver.

Crotalia collection, refined and accessible for your elegant look.

  • Material: Sterling Silver/ Sterling Silver gold plated/ metal
  • Weight: 0,015 lb (7 g)
  • Size: 1,9 x 0,003 inch (5 x 1.5 cm)
  • Color: Silver / Golden

Produced in Italy

Bibliography:
"Splendors. Luxury in ornaments in Herculaneum", edited by Francesco Sirano.
"Female beauty in Pompeii. Cosmetics and ornaments", curated by Antonio D'Ambrosio.
"The collections of the National Museum of Naples", by the Pedicini Photographic Archive.

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