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Shell earrings

REF BW000158 EAN 3336728516842

 Gold-plated

REF BW100158 EAN 3336728516859

 St. Silver

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Shell earrings

Inspired by a pendant

This pendant, which was stamped and then cut out from a thick gold leaf, takes its shape from the mother-of-pearl shells which were often inscribe with the names of the kings of the XIIth dynasty. A suspension ring is welded at the top.
This type of jewel was commonly worn by the queens and princesses of the Middle Kingdom.

Size
H. 4,2 - w. 2,4 cm
Packaging
Suedette
Epoch
Middle Kingdom - Circa 2100-1600 B.C.
Origin
Egypt
Material of the original
Original in gold
Museum
Paris - Musée du Louvre
Themes
Egypt, Sea
Materials
Gold-plated, Sterling Silver 925
Art movement
Egyptian Antiquities
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