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Single Earring

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Roman
MEDIUM Gold
DATES 2nd-3rd century C.E.
PERIOD Roman Period
DIMENSIONS 05.518a: 11/16 in. (1.7 cm) 05.518b: 7/16 in. (1.2 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 05.518a-b
CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Single gold earring. Loop: a hollow gold wire tapering at ends. One end twisted to form loop and is curled back on main loop four times. Other end twisted twice around loop. From main loop depends a chain with figure 8 link. Small gold pendant attached to end. From this depends another earring of the same type as 05.530, to the lowest part of which is soldered small gold wire with green glass bead. Condition: Very minor dents, otherwise good. Possibly it is an assembled piece.
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