These earrings have been adapted from an ancient Egyptian necklace (Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1878–1840 B.C.). The original necklace features cylindrical-shaped beads of gold, turquoise and lapis.
LACMA's permanent collection includes over 60 objects from the Middle Kingdom.
- 18K gold overlay
- Pierced with gold-filled ear wires
- Reconstituted lapis and reconstituted turquoise beads
- Hoops: 1.25 inches in diameter
- Clean with a soft dry cloth