Double boat shaped earrings c. 2600-2000 B.C.

Ancient earrings.JPGThe earliest earrings come from Southern Mesopotamia or what is modern day Iraq. This article shares how the artisans of that time had little access to gold.  They took the gold they did have and flattened it into paper thin sheets. They were skilled in giving the illusion of a greater mass than what was really there.  This is one of the most readable articles on the history of the earring.  The picture is Double Boat Shaped Earrings c.2600-2000 B.C., Ur. copyright, The Trustees of the British Museum

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