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Conical earrings

Period:
Roman Period
Date:
A.D. 2nd century or later
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
gold
Dimensions:
1.1 x 3.5 to 3.7 cm (7/16 x 1 3/8 to 1 7/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.1519a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 138
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

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