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Ear Studs

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539–1075 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 37.1438Ea: 5/8 x Greatest Diam. 1 in. (1.7 x 2.5 cm) 37.1438Eb: 5/8 x Greatest Diam. 1 in. (1.6 x 2.6 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1438Ea-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Two glass objects which are either ear plugs or papyrus scepter amulets. Both pieces are similar. They have flat rounded "rims" and long, somewhat bulging, rounded "handles." They are pierced from top to bottom. A is made of cobalt blue glass with a spiral line of white glass running, as a barber's pole, up the handle. B is made of a lighter blue, and the spiral line has a blue tinge. Condition: A: Incrusted around hole on top of rim; large chip in rim; small chip by hole at bottom of handle; B: Incrusted around hole on top of rim; small chip near hole at bottom of handle.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Ear Studs, ca. 1539–1075 B.C.E. Glass, 37.1438Ea: 5/8 x Greatest Diam. 1 in. (1.7 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1438Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1438Ea-b_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1438Ea-b_NegB_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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