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Pair of Earrings

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Gold, glass, garnet
DATES 3rd century C.E.
PERIOD Roman Period
DIMENSIONS 9/16 x 1 15/16 in. (1.4 x 5 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Roman. Pair of Earrings, 3rd century C.E. Gold, glass, garnet, 9/16 x 1 15/16 in. (1.4 x 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 05.427.1-.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.05.427.1-.2_overall.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.05.427.1-.2_overall.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pair of gold earrings. Loop: a gold wire fastened into itself. To front face is soldered an openwork rosette enframing an oval setting (sets lost); below, an openwork bar of foliate design from which hangs 4 circular settings containing pointed garnets, and 4 glass beads, iridescent. On one earring all glass beads are missing.
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