Earrings with Open Work Wheels
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
6th century C.E.
Late Antique Period
each earring: 2 3/8 x 9/16 in. (6 x 1.5 cm)
Hoop: (Diam.) 1 9/16 in. (4 cm) (show scale)
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Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Earrings with Open Work Wheels, 6th century C.E. Gold, each earring: 2 3/8 x 9/16 in. (6 x 1.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 05.439a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.439a-b.jpg)
overall, 05.439a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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Gold earrings. Loop: intertwisted gold wires tapering at the ends, which fasten into one another; around lower loop is a beaded wire ending in spirals at the sides. On the front face a convex disc edged with beading and having a central pellet. 3 openwork discs containing pelta motifs with pellets, and edged with triangular groups of pellets are soldered to the loop; point of junction concealed by flattened pellets. Gold has reddish tinge.
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