Ear Ornament card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Ear Ornament

M8897

Currently not on display

Information

Pair of earrings constructed of sheet gold and wire. The wire is coiled in a tight spiral to cover the sheet-gold, hollow tubular hoop of the earring, terminating in a lion’s head of sheet gold: the opposite end has a much smaller terminal head of a lioness. The features of the felines are worked in repoussé for mane, large round eyes, ears, wrinkled muzzle and tongue; filigree tongues and ivy-band on hoop just below larger lion-head.