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Earring with Pendant

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

DATES 6th century C.E.
PERIOD Late Antique Period
DIMENSIONS 1 13/16 x 15/16 x 1/4 in. (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 cm) hoop: 1 in. (2.5 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
PROVENANCE Archaeological provenance not yet documented; by 1905, acquired by Aziz (Azeez) Khayat of Tyre, Syria (now Lebanon) and New York, NY; January 14, 1905, purchased from Aziz Khayat by the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Gold earring. Loop: a thick wire of circular section bent into a circle, the ends tapering and fastened into one another by hook and loop ending in a spiral. On front face below loop is set a convex disc with central pellet. To lower edge of loop is soldered a ring of tubular and twisted wire with pyramid of flattened pellets around rim; a larger pyramid below ending in a hollow boss and rod. Point of junction of loop and ring masked on one side by pellets, other by a flattened globule.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Coptic. Earring with Pendant, 6th century C.E. Gold, 1 13/16 x 15/16 x 1/4 in. (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 05.438. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.438.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 05.438.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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