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Carter No.: 269a(5)

Handlist description: Pair of ear-rings

Card/Transcription No.: 269a5-1


Max. L. 7.3 cms.

A pair of ear-rings of rigged type, suspended by means of stud fastenings passed through the pierced lobe of the ear.

The stud-like fastenings, comprising short cylinders inserted one within the other (the outer one annulated and of 0.8 cms. diam.), form the main ornament, they having on the front large bosses (3.3 cms. in diam.) incrusted with ornate design. The inner boss of the stud being similar but of smaller dimensions (diam. 2.5, cms.).

Fixed to the front bosses are two pendent solar uraei which, like the bosses are also incrusted.

The materials employed are gold, carnelian, faience and glass, the latter materials incrusted upon the gold.

Card no. 269a5-1 relating to Carter no. 269a(5)
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