Earrings with Two Wheel Ornaments
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
6th century C.E.
Late Antique Period
.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. (show scale)
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Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Earrings with Two Wheel Ornaments, 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)
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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.
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