1918 Collotype Roman Earring Metalwork Craftsmanship Artifact Jewelry XAEA3

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This is an original 1918 monochrome collotype that depicts the obverse and reverse of a Roman earring.

CONDITION

This 93+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Collotype; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 7.25 inches; 23 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of collotypes and halftones that explore art and craftsmanship in the late Roman Empire, focusing primarily on the east. In addition to first century eastern Christian illustrations by Saint John Climacus and others, it features a large amount of Roman jewelry uncovered in Egypt. Each collotype is beautifully executed, providing fine detail to every image; and each piece is an invaluable window into the first century CE and the fascinating worlds of religious art and body ornamentation.

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