Royal Egyptian Beaded Hoop Earrings

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Item # 80055383
Price: 75$75.00
Member Price: 67.5$67.50
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Description

Our eye-catching hoop earrings nod to a brightly colored four-strand necklace with beads and amulets (ca. 2051–2030 B.C.) in the Museum's holdings. The remarkable adornment, crafted during Egypt's Middle Kingdom, belonged to a young girl named Mayet, who was only five years old when she was interred in King Mentuhotep II's funerary complex at Deir el Bahri. Despite her simple burial, her necklaces are some of the finest jewelry that survives from this period, exhibiting technically brilliant manufacture considering the small size of the drilled stone beads. Signs of wear indicate that Mayet, or perhaps another woman, sported the necklace in their lifetime. 

Our eye-catching hoop earrings nod to a brightly colored four-strand necklace with beads and amulets (ca. 2051–2030 B.C.) in the Museum's holdings. The remarkable adornment, crafted during Egypt's Middle Kingdom, belonged to a young girl named Mayet, who was only five years old when she was interred in King Mentuhotep II's funerary complex at Deir el Bahri. Despite her simple burial, her necklaces are some of the finest jewelry that survives from this period, exhibiting technically brilliant manufacture considering the small size of the drilled stone beads. Signs of wear indicate that Mayet, or perhaps another woman, sported the necklace in their lifetime. 

Details
  • 18K gold plate
  • Beads
  • Pierced, with 18K gold plate ear wires
  • 1 5/8''L x 1 1/2''W
  • Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
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