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Earrings of Pasebakhaienipet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The earrings are each made from one piece of worked gold bent into a C-shape. Pasebakhaienipet’s mummy wore these earrings to ensure he would also wear them in the afterlife. Today’s standards of museum practice would not allow mummy unwrapping of the sort once undertaken to retrieve objects like these.
DATES 1111–937 B.C.E. or 1188–909 B.C.E
DYNASTY Dynasty 21 (probably)
PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
DIMENSIONS 08.480.2f: 9/16 x 1/8 x 9/16 in. (1.4 x 0.3 x 1.4 cm) 08.480.2g: 9/16 x 1/8 x 9/16 in. (1.4 x 0.3 x 1.5 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
PROVENANCE Deir el-Bahri, Thebes, Egypt; by 1893, unearthed by Emile Brugsch; 1894, purchased from Emile Brugsch by Armand de Potter of Belgium and New York, NY; 1905, inherited from Armand de Potter by Amy Beckwith (Mrs. Aimee S. de Potter) of New York, NY and Asheville, NC; March 1908, purchased from Amy Beckwith by the Brooklyn Museum.
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CAPTION Earrings of Pasebakhaienipet, 1111–937 B.C.E. or 1188–909 B.C.E. Gold, 08.480.2f: 9/16 x 1/8 x 9/16 in. (1.4 x 0.3 x 1.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.2f-g. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.2f-g_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.08.480.2f-g_NegB_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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