Crescent-shaped

earring decorated with granulation

Inv. no. Аар 114, Бз 48, П 90, D 5986
Material: Gold; weight 3.71 g
Technique: Drawing, soldering, granulation
Size: Diameter 1.58 cm; maximum width 1.43 cm; thickness 0.55 cm; diameter of hook 0.12 cm
Crescent-shaped

A crescent-shaped earring consisting of a single crescent made of a solid wire thickening in the middle. A rounded hook extending into a sharpened wire curves along the contour of the earring. The crescent has three facets; the upper part is slightly concave. The ribs are decorated with lengthwise rows of granulation; the sides are decorated with crosswise rows of granulation — eight on each. One end of the crescent is decorated with a compressed, six-sided button with a toothed disk above it. The disk is made of smaller disks set on the rounded end of the crescent.

  • Crescent-shaped
  • Crescent-shaped