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EJ1503

An Egyptian Red Jasper Penannular Earring, New Kingdom, ca. 1539-1077 B.C.

the finely carved penannular earring, such as this example, is simply a hoop with a narrow opening. Popular during the New Kingdom, such earrings might be clipped directly onto the ear or worn by passing a pin or wire through two hoops attached to the ring and simultaneously through a hole in the earlobe. For a related example see: Petrie, W. M. F. "Objects of Daily Use", 46.15, 

Dimensions:Height: 5/8 inch (1.6 cm)

Condition:  Intact and in very good condition overall

Provenance:  Private NY collection, on loan to the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University from 1998 - 2015, loan number: L1998.062.082J

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