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Carter No.: 269a(3)

Handlist description: Pair of ear-rings

Card/Transcription No.: 269a3-1


Max. L. 11.8, Max. W. 5.4, cms.

A pair of ear-rings of pendent form, suspended by means of stud-like fastenings passed through the lobe of the ear.

The stud-like fastenings comprise two tubular cylinders, one inserted within the outer (the outer cylinder 0.65 cms. diam. annulated), their outer ends ornamented with inlaid concentric circles and uraei.

Suspended to these stud-like fastenings, by means of eyelets attached to spread-hawks, are circles of gold with bead margins, containing in the centre a tiny figure of the king carved of carnelian with, on either side, a solar cobra of incrusted gold, the two cobras and the king rest upon a <> (hb) festival symbol also of incrusted gold.

Pending from the bead margin of the gold circles are seven bead tassels

Card no. 269a3-1 relating to Carter no. 269a(3)
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