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Earring, D92.27

Physical Description

Contains two pieces of turquoise. The larger turquoise piece is set into a brass border. This border is elaborately decorated, including a cluster of four brass balls. From beneath this cluster a thin strip of brass curls around onto the ring of brass which goes through the ear and back towards itself. The ring of brass which goes through the ear is decorated with many small segments. A small cup filled with the other piece of turquoise is fitted onto one end of ring, which almost forms a complete circle.

Provenance

Locality:
Item was previously on loan to: Otago Museum

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 29 x 9 x 36mm

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