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Earring
2nd century-3rd century CE

Medium
gold
Measurements
5.7 × 1.3 × 1.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D108-1969
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1967
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A conical pendant, lantern shape, suspended from a tiny oblong jasper set in gold. The 'lantern' has four panels separated by bands of fine granulation. From it hang three (originally four) discs with, on the upper half, crescents- one still containing inset jasper- and below, three holes from which hang gold wires terminating in coils. On one of these hangs a small grey stone.