Nimrud Earrings


These beautiful earrings have a long tradition going back to the ancient Near East! The floral motif is seen on a cuff bracelet adorning male figures in the very famous alabaster relief images from the palace at Nimrud, which date to c. 880 BC.

Nimrud was the ancient Assyrian city in the area today known as Iraq. It became the capital of the Neo-Assyrian empire when king Ashurnasirpal II (883–859 BC) built an impressive new palace there. The palace was adorned with extensive relief images, like the ones that inspired these earrings.

Our earrings recall the focal point of the wrist ornament seen in these reliefs, with a full and beautiful open flower enclosed in a central disc. They are available with a post back, or as clip-on earrings.

Earring Details

Diameter of earring: 1.5 cm (.6 in)

Height of dome: .9 cm (.35 in)

Available Precious Metals and Prices

925 Sterling Silver: $245

18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $365

14 Karat Gold: $1,465

18 Karat Gold: $2,145

Gold and Silver Type
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