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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Segment of Hoop Earring
Date Made:1570-1070 BCE (New Kingdom)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Bright blue Egyptian faience
Place Made:Egypt
Measurements:: 1 1/8 x 3/16 in.; 2.8575 x .4763 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.10.18.A.K
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
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Description:
Segment of a penannular hoop earring, triangular in section. Such earrings, shaped in a circle but with a small gap for fitting over the ear, were common in the New Kingdom.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; jewelry; beauty

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