Egyptian Falcon Earrings

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Price: 65$65.00
Member Price: 58.5$58.50
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Description

These singular earrings showcase a detail from an ancient Egyptian broad collar in The Met collection. The charming pair feature 18K gold plate with decorative enamel to accentuate their stylized avian design.

By the New Kingdom (ca. 1550–1070 B.C.), broad collar necklaces were the most frequently worn pieces of jewelry among the royalty and elite in ancient Egypt. The original broad collar belonged to one of the three foreign wives of Thutmose III; the king's name is inscribed on the backs of the falcon-headed terminals indicating it was a gift to his wife. The falcon was a sacred creature to the ancient Egyptians; they linked the soaring bird of prey with Horus, the falcon-headed king of the gods.

Due to its reflective nature, gold-plated jewelry can appear lighter or darker in varying light conditions.

To learn more about the artwork that inspired this Met Store product, read our blog here.

These singular earrings showcase a detail from an ancient Egyptian broad collar in The Met collection. The charming pair feature 18K gold plate with decorative enamel to accentuate their stylized avian design.

By the New Kingdom (ca. 1550–1070 B.C.), broad collar necklaces were the most frequently worn pieces of jewelry among the royalty and elite in ancient Egypt. The original broad collar belonged to one of the three foreign wives of Thutmose III; the king's name is inscribed on the backs of the falcon-headed terminals indicating it was a gift to his wife. The falcon was a sacred creature to the ancient Egyptians; they linked the soaring bird of prey with Horus, the falcon-headed king of the gods.

Due to its reflective nature, gold-plated jewelry can appear lighter or darker...See More

Details
  • 18K gold plate
  • Black epoxy and red enamel
  • Satin finish
  • Clip: 18K gold plate ear clips
  • Pierced: 18K gold plate ear posts
  • 5/8'' diam.
  • Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
  • Made in the USA with globally sourced materials
Shipping & Returns
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Expedited US shipping (2 days) $13.95 extra
Overnight shipping $22.95 extra

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If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your order, you may return the merchandise within 180 days from the date of purchase. See our Returns page.