Wadsworth Atheneum

Geometric Gold Finial Earrings

Geometric Gold Finial Earrings

In Ancient Greece, hair was considered to be a beautiful, important fashion statement to both men and women. Hair jewellery had been known since the time of Homer, who described the different styles in his writings. While the traditional leaf wreath is more commonly associated with ancient
Greeks, pieces like this geometric gold hair-brooch with flat finials, found in a tomb in Corinth, were also quite common. Later, fine Roman hairnets were in use, made of pure gold, studded with jewels such as rubies or pearls

Materials: pewter ear wire with gold finish, bass finial with gold finish

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