Earring

1977.108.8a

On display

One of a pair of gold penannular ribbed earrings, consisting of four hollow triangular rods bent into a penannular shape and soldered together. There are two longer rods at the centre forming a narrow cleft, just allowing the central rods to be inserted through the pierced earlobe. Found with several pairs of earrings, finger rings, amulets, beads, and a large group of vessels in an undisturbed vaulted-chamber of a mid-Eighteenth Dynasty tomb containing eight burials (chamber 941 in Tomb Group 941-949 A’09).