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Shell Earrings

Shell Earrings

A royal jewel inspired by a pendant

This pendant, which was stamped and then cut out from a thick gold leaf, takes its shape from the mother-of-pearl shells which were often inscribe with the names of the kings of the XIIth dynasty. A suspension ring is welded at the top.
This type of jewel was commonly worn by the queens and princesses of the Middle Kingdom.

 

Characteristics

Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Silver
EAN :
3336728516859
Matière de l'article :
ARGENT
Model dimensions :
2.4 cm x 4.2 cm
Reference :
BW100158
Gold-plated
EAN :
3336728516842
Matière de l'article :
PLAQUE OR
Model dimensions :
2.4 cm x 4.2 cm
Reference :
BW000158

Editor

Museum of Conservation :
LOUVRE

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