Date Made/Found: 332-30 BC
Material and Medium: Gold
Dimensions: 1. 13 x 2mm (1/2 x 1/16in.)
2. 10 x 2 x 23mm (3/8 x 1/16 x 7/8in.)
3. 1 x 7mm (1/16 x 1/4in.)
4. 1 x 11mm (1/16 x 7/16in.)
Place Object Found:
These gold earrings were excavated by British archaeologist Sir William Flinders Petrie at Tell Dafana in Egypt in 1887.
The ancient Egyptians expressed their individual style through elaborate jewellery. Rich people could afford items made of gold or semi-precious stones. Less wealthy men and women enjoyed wearing jewellery made of bright blue faience (a type of glassy ceramic), calcite, glass or shell.
Weston Park Museum