Roman Pearl Pendent Earrings

$67.99
Item #: WA3972
These earrings celebrate a pair of ancient gold earrings in The Met collection. The originals were made in the first century A.D., during the Early Imperial period of ancient Rome. Earrings of this type were known as crotalia (from the Greek word for rattle or castanets) because the pearl pendants would produce a jingling noise when worn, and were popular ... More
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These earrings celebrate a pair of ancient gold earrings in The Met collection. The originals were made in the first century A.D., during the Early Imperial period of ancient Rome. Earrings of this type were known as crotalia (from the Greek word for rattle or castanets) because the pearl pendants would produce a jingling noise when worn, and were popular with Roman ladies. Numerous examples have been found at Pompeii and Herculaneum.