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Earrings with Open Work Wheels

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

DATES 6th century C.E.
PERIOD Late Antique Period
DIMENSIONS each earring: 2 3/8 x 9/16 in. (6 x 1.5 cm) Hoop: (Diam.) 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 05.439a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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