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MJ1401

A pair of Anatolian Gold Ear Plugs, Early Bronze Age, ca 3000 BC

a set of gold ear plugs having thin necks, conic bodies and domed head that flares slightly outward, made by winding on an internal mold, the lower terminal is decorated with interlocking hatching, two circles are incised around the circumference of the neck that leads up to a flat top which would have been exposed when inserted into a human ear. Gold ear plugs such as these were used during burial ceremonies to adorn the deceased. 

Condition:  Minor dents throughout, one earplug has a tear that does not detract from the overall shape, otherwise intact and in good condition overall. 

Dimensions:  Height: 2.9 cm (1.14 inches) 

Provenance:    Private German collection, acquired in the 1960's and then by descent.

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