Western Asia produced very sophisticated and detailed jewellery crafted from gold, silver and copper. Gold would have been hammered down to a thin layer and manipulated into different shapes. Gold and silver jewellery would have featured gold granules, glass and semi-precious stone inlays and detailed engravings.
Western Asiatic Gold Hair Ring
A delicately modelled Western Asiatic solid gold coil with flat endings, featuring a tubular body shaped in a tight spiral. Gold rings of this type would have probably been used in antiquity as hair ornaments, with the rich lustre of the gold highlighting both the wearer’s beauty and wealth. Weight: 1.09 g.
Provenance: From the collection of a deceased Japanese gentleman; 1970-2015.
Condition: Very fine.
|Dimensions||L 0.7 cm|
Near East (Western Asiatic)