Earring with Pendant
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
6th century C.E.
Late Antique Period
1 13/16 x 15/16 x 1/4 in. (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 cm)
hoop: 1 in. (2.5 cm) (show scale)
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Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Coptic. Earring with Pendant, 6th century C.E. Gold, 1 13/16 x 15/16 x 1/4 in. (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 05.438. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.438.jpg)
overall, 05.438.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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Gold earring. Loop: a thick wire of circular section bent into a circle, the ends tapering and fastened into one another by hook and loop ending in a spiral. On front face below loop is set a convex disc with central pellet. To lower edge of loop is soldered a ring of tubular and twisted wire with pyramid of flattened pellets around rim; a larger pyramid below ending in a hollow boss and rod. Point of junction of loop and ring masked on one side by pellets, other by a flattened globule.
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