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These earrings are inspired by a pair of jewels with cloisonné decoration from the Achaemenid Persian period.
These earrings, which date from the time of the Persian Empire, offer a fine example of cloisonné decoration, a process much appreciated for its polychromy.
The cloisonné is a technique that forms a decoration composed of "partitions" from metal ribbons fixed on a background of the same metal. It requires a great mastery on the part of the goldsmiths, the fixing of the partitions being done by simple heat treatment without any soldering.
These earrings were discovered in Susa, one of the capitals of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, in the tomb of a high-ranking person who lay in his bronze sarcophagus, adorned with all his jewels, with a silver cup, two alabaster vases and two coins by his side, which have made it possible to date the tomb to the end of the fifth century BC.
Achaemenid period, circa 400 B.C.
Gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise
Musée du Louvre, Department of Oriental Antiquities, Paris
Gilded brass and colored resin
Keep the jewel away from dust and humidity. Avoid contact with perfume, chemical products and cosmetics; avoid getting the jewel wet.