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Earrings in Form of Ducks

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor

Glass and faience were both difficult materials for making jewelry.

Eighteenth Dynasty artisans frequently created glass reproductions of traditional metal and stone forms. These early glassworkers, still perfecting their skills, often reduced intricate details like inscriptions to simple lines.

Late Eighteenth Dynasty faiencemanufacturers produced mold-made rings inscribed with royal names. Because these pieces were too fragile to have been worn, they were most likely distributed as royal keepsakes at state occasions.
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1390-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (2.3 x 3.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Michel Abemayor
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Earrings in Form of Ducks, ca. 1390-1292 B.C.E. Glass, 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (2.3 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Michel Abemayor, 50.92a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.50.92a-b_erg456.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.50.92a-b_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/5/2007
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