Assyrian Petal lapis vermeil earrings
These delicate earrings are inspired by the palmette crown of the Assyrian ‘Tree of Life’ motif
Materials: Silver, vermeil, lapis
Gold vermeil on silver with lapis drop
British Museum Ashurbanipal selection, 2018
These delicate earrings are inspired by the palmette crown of the Assyrian ‘Tree of Life’ motif which was very prevalent in the region and appears on royal garments and jewellery, official seals, and the wall paintings and sculptures of royal palaces.
Afghanistan was the source of lapis lazuli for the ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations, as well as the later Greeks and Romans.The best lapis lazuli is found in Badakhshan province in north-eastern Afghanistan and has been used for millennia in jewellery. The word lazuli is derived ultimately from the Persian lazhward, the name of a place where it was mined and which came to be associated with the stone and, eventually, with its colour.
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