Ear Stud



Ear stud, made from coils of green, black/blue 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. Gatty Slip (1873): Two Ancient Egyptian glass beads, coloured yellow, white blue and green, and made in shape of the papyrus sceptre.