Ear Stud



Ear stud, made from coils of blue, yellow and white glass. In shape, the piece resembles a papyrus column with widely flaring umbel. It is pierced through the length, which has led some people to consider it could have functioned as a pendant, worn on a wire, perhaps suspended from the ear-lobe or as part of a necklace. From John Garstang's 1909 excavations for the Institute of Archaeology at Abydos for the Institute of Archaeology, tomb 941 A'09. Appears in excavation archive photograph A414.