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blue and yellow glass penannular earring

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Title blue and yellow glass penannular earring
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Date 1540 - 1075 BCE
Description Blue glass penannular earring with applied yellow decoration. The two loops would have held wire to pass through a pierced ear lobe.
The earring was made from bending a glass cane to form an open circle and then applying the two vertical loops and decoration.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession no no.
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject jewellery, earring, decoration, technology
Measurements 21 x 24 x 5 mm
Context In the New Kingdom, penannular earrings were made from a variety of materials including gold, electrum, glass, red jasper (see 00064, 00065 and 00066) and carnelian.
Some examples of glass penannular earrings have decoration imitating the rope braid of metal earrings of the New Kingdom (see image 00017gg.jpg).
Relation References Andrews, C. 1990. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery. London: British Museum Publications, p. 116, 117

1982. Egypt’s golden age : the art of living in the New Kingdom, 1558-1085 B.C. : Catalogue of the exhibition. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, p. 228
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period New Kingdom
Work Type ear ring



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