Coptic. <em>Earring with Pendant</em>, 6th century C.E. Gold, 1 13/16 x 15/16 x 1/4 in. (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 05.438. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.438.jpg)

Earring with Pendant


Medium: Gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:6th century C.E.

Dimensions: 1 13/16 x 15/16 x 1/4 in. (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 cm) hoop: 1 in. (2.5 cm)



Accession Number: 05.438

Image: 05.438.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Gold earring. Loop: a thick wire of circular section bent into a circle, the ends tapering and fastened into one another by hook and loop ending in a spiral. On front face below loop is set a convex disc with central pellet. To lower edge of loop is soldered a ring of tubular and twisted wire with pyramid of flattened pellets around rim; a larger pyramid below ending in a hollow boss and rod. Point of junction of loop and ring masked on one side by pellets, other by a flattened globule.

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