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Pair of Earrings

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The earrings are each made from one piece of worked gold bent into a C-shape. Pasebakhaienipet’s mummy wore these earrings to ensure he would also wear them in the afterlife. Today’s standards of museum practice would not allow mummy unwrapping of the sort once undertaken to retrieve objects like these.
DATES 1111-937 B.C.E., or 1188-909 B.C.E
DYNASTY XXI Dynasty (probably)
PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
DIMENSIONS 08.480.2f: 9/16 x 1/8 x 9/16 in. (1.4 x 0.3 x 1.4 cm) 08.480.2g: 9/16 x 1/8 x 9/16 in. (1.4 x 0.3 x 1.5 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Pair of Earrings, 1111-937 B.C.E., or 1188-909 B.C.E. Gold, 08.480.2f: 9/16 x 1/8 x 9/16 in. (1.4 x 0.3 x 1.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.2f-g. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.08.480.2f-g_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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