Mesopotamian Blue Triangle Earrings
c. 400-2500 B.C.
From the collections of the Ashmolean Museum.
Lapis, carnelian and gold were the most popular elements in the jewelry of Mesopotamia, the region between the Tigres and Euphrates rivers. Mesopotamia is known as the “cradle of civilization” and the place of the legendary Garden of Eden. This jewelry has been inspired by the designs and colors used during this period.