Fragment of an Earring or PendantNew Kingdom:Eighteenth Dynasty (?)
ca. 1400 BCE - 1300 BCE
15/16 x 11/16 x 1/4 in. (2.4 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- earrings - Ear ornaments worn suspended from a bent wire or a thin loop passed through a hole pierced in the lobe of the ear or clipped or screwed to the lobe.
- Egyptian - Refers to the styles and culture that developed in antiquity in the Nile Valley in the area of modern-day Egypt and southwards. For the cultures and styles of the modern nation of Egypt, use "Egypt (modern)."
- glass - An amorphous, inorganic substance made by fusing silica (silicon dioxide) with a basic oxide; generally transparent but often translucent or opaque. Its characteristic properties are its hardness and rigidity at ordinary temperatures, its capacity for plastic working at elevated temperatures, and its resistance to weathering and to most chemicals except hydrofluoric acid. Used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, it can be formed into various shapes, colored or decorated. Glass originated as a glaze in Mesopotamia in about 3500 BCE and the first objects made wholly of glass date to about 2500 BCE.
- jewelry - Ornaments such as bracelets, necklaces, and rings, of precious or semiprecious materials worn or carried on the person for adornment; also includes similar articles worn or carried for devotional or mourning purposes.
- pendants - Articles of jewelry designed to be suspended, such as from a necklace, brooch, or earrings. Examples include Renaissance pendants fastened to the sleeve and articles of devotional, magical, or mourning jewelry concealed under clothing.
- Shifting Sands: Roman Glass in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Oct 15, 2007 – May 30, 2008
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Glass at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge University Press.
New York, NY, 1978
Page Number: 13, Figure Number: 5a
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- Sidney M. Goldstein, Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum, 1979), 80. Figure Number: 129-130
- Anton Carel Kisa, Das Glas Im Altertume (Leipzig. Germany: K.W. Hiersemann, 1908), 64. Figure Number: 17
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