|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.
|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|
|Style Period||New Kingdom|
|Work Type||ear ring|