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EJ1504

An Egyptian Alabaster Earring, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1295 BC

the penannular form with opening, this rare example is hand carved from pale alabaster.

Earrings became popular in Egypt during the 18th Dynasty, and were probably adopted from their southern neighbours in Nubia.  Of considerable variety in both design and material men, women and children of both sexes wore earrings during the New Kingdom. 

Dimensions:  Height: 11/16 inch (1.8 cm)

Condition:  Intact and in very good condition overall.

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

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