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Earrings with Wheel and Pendant Ornaments

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

DATES 6th century C.E.
PERIOD Late Antique Period
DIMENSIONS 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (4.4 x 0.6 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Gold earrings. Loop: a tube tapering at the ends, the lower end forming a loop, the upper twisted around it; lower loop surrounded by beaded wire forming spirals at sides; soldered to rim rings of plain and beaded wire with pyramids of flattened pellets around edge; between these, an openwork bead with hollow boss above and below. Point of junction of these members with loop masked by small flat discs. Gold has reddish tinge.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Earrings with Wheel and Pendant Ornaments, 6th century C.E. Gold, 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (4.4 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 05.441a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.441a-b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 05.441a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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