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||Gold, hollow. Found in a burial which is datable to the time of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III.|
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