Blue and yellow glass penannular earring

Blue and yellow glass penannular earring
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Blue and yellow glass penannular earring
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Blue and yellow glass penannular earring
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Blue and yellow glass penannular earring
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Blue and yellow glass penannular earring
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Description:

Blue glass penannular earring with applied yellow decoration. The two loops would have held wire to pass through a pierced ear lobe.
The earring was made from bending a glass cane to form an open circle and then applying the two vertical loops and decoration.

Relational references:
Andrews, C. 1990. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery. London: British Museum Publications, p. 116, 117 1982. Egypt's golden age : the art of living in the New Kingdom, 1558-1085 B.C. : Catalogue of the exhibition. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, p. 228
Object details
Type of object: Earring
Type category: Costume and jewellery
Material: Glass
Width: 21 mm
Height: 24 mm
Depth: 5 mm
Origin
Style/Period: New Kingdom
Date range: 1540 - 1075 BCE
Discovery site: New Kingdom
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Culture: Egyptian
Record data
Artworld id: 00017
Current accession number: -
Former accession number: -
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Recorded by: LW
Record date: Mon, 5th Nov 2001
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