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Boat-shaped earrings with filagree and granule decoration

Boat-shaped, sometimes called leech-shaped earrings, are a common type in Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean world, and few are well-dated.

This earring with the addition of some granulation and and filagree decoration is likely to date from the late Ptolemaic Period into the second century AD.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1918...

A.D. 1st-2nd century
0.02 x 0.02m
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2020

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