269, A. (3) A PAIR OF EAR-RINGS
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