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This golden earring, which goes back to the Ptolemaic Period, is a beautiful example of the jewellery created under  Greek influence: the head of a feline at one of the edges is a characteristic element borrowed from the jewellery of Tarente. The piece is composed of two joined parts: the head of an animal and the shaft. 

This latter consists of threads of gold in knots rolled up in a spiral, joined tot the head by a yoke decorated with filigree of circles and of three rings of  egg-and tongue moulding. The muzzle of the feline is decorated by a dark red stone, attached to the pricked ears by a thin chain of gold.


Egyptian Golden earring


Egyptian Golden earring

Egyptian Golden earring


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