269, A. (1) A PAIR OF EAR-RINGS
L. 10.9, Max. W. 5.2, cms.
A pair of ornate ear-rings of pendent form, suspended by means of stud-like fastenings
passed through the lobe of the ear.
The cylindrical necks of the stud-fastenings, which passed through the pierced lobe of the
ear, are 0.65 cms, in diameter. They comprise two cylindrical tubes, inserted one within
the other (the outer cylinder annulated), and are ornamented back and front: at the back, a
hemi-spherical boss (0.85 cms, diam.) of translucent quartz backed with pigment; on front,
a hemi-spherical boss (9.95 cms, diam) of translucent quartz backed with pigment, forming
a solar disc, with two pendent uraei.
Attached to these fastenings, by means of two ring eye-lets, are spread-falcons with
extended wings curved inwards, so that the flight-feathers meet at top and form a complete
circle. The falcons (falco peregrinus) have duck's heads, cut out of semi-transparent blue
glass, resembling the Mallard (Anas boscas); in their extended feet they hold the <>