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Pendant Cross with Ear Cleaner Extension

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Silver, brass
DATES 19th or 20th century
DIMENSIONS 2 5/8 x 1/2 in. (6.7 x 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of George V. Corinaldi Jr.
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CAPTION Amhara. Pendant Cross with Ear Cleaner Extension, 19th or 20th century. Silver, brass, 2 5/8 x 1/2 in. (6.7 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George V. Corinaldi Jr., 79.72.4. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 79.72.4_view2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver ear cleaner in the form of a cross. At the top is a ring for suspension. The ear cleaner portion, in the form of a very tiny spoon, extends from the inferior arm. The bowl part of the cleaner is almost flat. The cross is incised with dots and circles on one side only. CONDITION: Good, edge of spoon very thin, worn, and slightly corroded.
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Pendant Cross with Ear Cleaner Extension