earrings

Pair of earrings in white metal (possibly silver), each with one sky blue bead (possibly turquoise) joining the upper and lower metal parts of the earring. The upper half has a wire loop to hook through the ear lobe, attached to a flat, heart-shaped panel of white metal openwork in a floral motif. This section is attached via a white metal bar which passes through the blue bead to the lower half. The lower part is in white metal openwork with raised ram’s horns motifs which meet to form a dome (in a manner comparable to that of a Turkmen hat). Flat, leaf shaped pendants hang below the dome of ram’s horns.

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