Earrings consist of a wire loop for the ear and an openwork crescent with a cross flanked by two confronted peacocks.
The pair represents a highly sophisticated interpretation of a popular type of Byzantine earring. They are unique in their use of beaded wire, which accents both the lunar shape and the symmetry of the figural design. The sinuous shape of the peacocks and the curved lines delineating their plumage enliven the composition and complement the crescent form. CK