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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Gold, glass
DATES 3rd-4th century C.E.
PERIOD Roman Period
DIMENSIONS Diam. 13/16 x 1 15/16 in. (2.1 x 5 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Roman. Earring, 3rd-4th century C.E. Gold, glass, Diam. 13/16 x 1 15/16 in. (2.1 x 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 05.430. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.05.430_overall.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.05.430_overall.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Gold earring. Loop a gold wire the ends fastening into each other. To front face is soldered an openwork rosette enframing a circular setting (set lost); below an openwork bar in form of two adossed dolphins (?) from loops on lower edge hang 4 pendants, outer 2 circular sets (lost) in diamond-shaped settings; center ones, fine chains of double-loop links; all 4 end in globular glass beads, iridescent.
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