This earring, probably from Susa, is characteristic of jewelry of this period. When in motion, the beads tremble like a tiny chandelier and the gold surfaces brilliantly reflect the light.
Artist Persian
  • Earring
Date 550 - 330 BCE
Medium gold, faience
Dimensions Overall: 2 15/16 × 2 1/16 × 7/16 inches (7.5 × 5.2 × 1.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mrs. Charles C. Andrews
Accession Number 1989.7
Department Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1 (see map)
(Said Motamed, Frankfurt, Germany);
1989-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"Selected recent acquisitions," Bulletin of the DIA 64, no. 4 (1989): p. 55 (ill.).

Bulletin of the DIA 65, no. 2/3 (1989): p. 22, (fig. 17), (ill.).

Henshaw, Julia P., ed. A Visitors Guide: The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1995, p. 99 (ill.).