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Penannular Earring

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18 to Dynasty 19
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 7/16 × Diam. 1 7/16 in. (1.1 × 3.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Alabaster earring of the penannular, or cleft ring type. The ends of the loop are roughly pointed. Both outer and inner surfaces curve convexly; the inner surface less so than the outer. Condition: Good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Penannular Earring, ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, 7/16 × Diam. 1 7/16 in. (1.1 × 3.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1454E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1454E_view02.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1454E_view02.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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