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Jewellery in the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC): ear rings

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penannular earring The interpretation as ear ring is not certain, but this type of ring was often found in burials next to the ears of the dead. (compare Säve-Söderbergh/Troy 1991: 276 (185/433), 279 (185/493), 292 (185/674).
ear stud For this type the ear was pierced. Pierced ears can be observed on several mummies, including those of men.
ear ring UC 38194 Gold, hollow. Found in a burial which is datable to the time of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III.


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