Lalaounis, Ilias

A Stylish Pair of Gold Earrings from the ‘Luristan to Persepolis’ Collection by Lalaounis

A stylish pair of gold earrings by Ilias Lalaounis c.1970s, the earrings belong to the collection called ‘From Luristan to Persepolis’ and according to Lalaounis this design was “inspired by a necklace worn by the soldiers of Darius I as shown in a relief at Persepolis.” It forms part of a suite that includes a bracelet, necklace and ring. These earrings are made in 18ct yellow gold and are formed of three interlocking uniform arrow shaped motifs which have a raised pointed profile, the hammered texture to the metal creates a lovely soft tactile finish, the back have clip fittings making them suitable for pierced and non-pierced ears.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold with maker's marks
Weight description14 grams
Dimensions2.8cm/ 1.1" long x 1.8cm/ 0.7" wide
SKU127666 D

Literature & Exhibitions

The bracelet from this collection is pictured on p.163 of Metamorphoses by Ilias Lalaounis


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Lalaounis, Ilias

“I feel that in all my creations I have been profoundly influenced by Greek art.  All my various collections have one common denominator, which is some idea, some design, some technique derived from the art of Greece.”

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