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Earring

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Object Number:
66-6-8
Current Location:
Out on loan
Provenience:
Northeast Aegean
Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date Made:
2400 BC
Early Date:
-2400
Late Date:
-2400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Electrum
Gold
Description:
"Shell" shape, made as were 66-6-7 a-h, with seven prongs. Just below clasp an applique boss surrounded by a flat applique ring. Opposite end of "shell" decorated with four rows of granulation separated by wire strips. Similar to Early Bronze Age jewelry of Troy, Lemnos (Poliochni), and Ur.
Width:
1cm
Outside Diamater:
1.6cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Hesperia Art

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Trojan Gold ( Jul 1966 - 1969)
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Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975)
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Classical Gallery: Aegean/Cretan (1975 - 2000)
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Great Sites: Troy ( Jan 2009 - Jan 2009)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 337, pl. 86, fig. 16
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[Article] Bass, George F. 1966. "Troy and Ur: Gold Links Between Two Ancient Capitals". Expedition. 8 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 35
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