A pair of white metal earrings from Egypt. The main body of the earring is crescent shaped, with the arc facing away from the ear, with nine attached loops where decorative half spheres dangle from adjoined bars. The face of the earring is engraved with floral patterns and boarded with circles. The back is concave. There are two links of metal, attached in the centre by the ear hook, which are connected to the earring by loops at the point of the crescent.

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