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Earrings, Pair of Corrugated Hoops

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 72.123a: 1 5/8 x 1/2 x 1 7/16 in. (4.1 x 1.3 x 3.7 cm) 72.123b: 1 5/8 x 9/16 x 1 5/8 in. (4.1 x 1.4 x 4.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 72.123a-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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    CAPTION Earrings, Pair of Corrugated Hoops, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Gold, 72.123a: 1 5/8 x 1/2 x 1 7/16 in. (4.1 x 1.3 x 3.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 72.123a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.72.123a-b_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/6/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One pair of gold corrugated hoop earrings. Each composed of two bands, the outer with corrugating and the inner similarly formed but with corrugated edges rounded. The two bands soldered (?) together forming six tubes and then curved to form the hoops. This comprises three-fourths of the earring. The final fourth, for insertion in the ear, is formed by a continuation of the two center tubes with a band of herringbone design attached to the top edge. This pair of earrings is larger than other existing examples. Condition: Good and complete. Both earrings have crushed areas especially on the outer edges, b more so than a.
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    Earrings, Pair of Corrugated Hoops