EJ201

An Egyptian stucco and gold earring, Ptolemaic Period, ca 332 - 30 BC

Probably from a cartonnage mask, this piece with base in the shape of a deeply convex oval, the gold plating in 4 rows of 2 alternating designs; one resembling a row of solid beads separated by small granulated spacers, the other with a more decorative geometrical pattern of granulation and small beads.

Condition: The piece has been professionally rejoined, it is complete and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions:  length 2 inches (5 centimeters)

Provenance:   Emile Brugsch, assistant curator of the Bulaq Museum, 1894.
 

 

 

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