Irtyu Illyria Earrings
For a Greek or an Etruscan, ram’s-head jewelry may have been an exotic magical amulet, a talisman of protection, one that symbolized the power or knowledge of Egypt, the Punic world, or the Near East. We love the deeply saturated drama this brilliantly crafted pair brings to a look. Hand-painted in the equally symbolic hue "irtyu" (the Ancient Egyptian name for blue), this collection nods to the color of the heavens (the dominion of the gods), as well as the color of water, the yearly inundation and the primeval flood. Brass with handpainted pigment. Sterling silver posts. Nickel and lead free.
3.5” [9 cm] long.