The earrings are composed of small gold wire hoops, one with an iridescent glass bead remaining, from which a larger gold hoops hangs with an additional loop and twisted wire clasp. An amber glass bird pendant hangs from each large hoop. The birds have tooled beaks and tails and sit on small pad bases. The glass birds have some pitting, the tail on one is chipped off, and the small bead has a weathered iridescent surface. Modern hooks may be added on request.
German private collection Dreisamtal, acquired circa 1962
There is a related earring with a tooled glass pendant, originally from Cyprus and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see acc. no. 74.51.4026; also 74.51.4024 for an example with a glass dolphin