<em>Earrings with Two Wheel Ornaments</em>, 6th century C.E. Gold, .440a: 1 7/16 x 1 3/8 x 5/16 in. (3.7 x 3.5 x 0.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 05.440a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.440a-b.jpg)

Earrings with Two Wheel Ornaments

Medium: Gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:6th century C.E.

Dimensions: .440a: 1 7/16 x 1 3/8 x 5/16 in. (3.7 x 3.5 x 0.8 cm) .440a: (hoop) 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm) diam. .440b: 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/4 in. (3.5 x 3.5 x 0.6 cm) .440b: (hoop) 1 in. (2.5 cm) diam.


Accession Number: 05.440a-b

Image: 05.440a-b.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Gold earrings. Loop a gold tube tapering at the ends, fastened by 2 loops; the lower loop is surrounded by a beaded wire forming spirals at the sides (one broken). On front face a small disc and 2 pellets. Attached to rim 2 rings of tubular and beaded wire, with triangular groups of pellets around rim; point of junction of loop and ring concealed by coarse pellets and flattened pellets.

Brooklyn Museum