Pair of Earrings
Gilt brass ?; hammered, twisted, engraved
Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund
Currently On View
Purchased by Thomas K. Seligman, 1/27/97
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Use for the pure metallic element having symbol Au and atomic number 79; soft, heavy, chemically inactive, yellow metal, considered as a precious metal since ancient times, and serving in many cultures as the basis of material trade values. Use also for this metal as processed and formed, usually in combination with other substances, to make various objects and materials. [July 1993 related term added. March 1993 descriptor moved; scope note changed; lead-in term deleted, was 'twenty-four carat gold'; lead-in term deleted, was '24-carat gold'; related terms added. December 1992 lead-in term added.]
Ornaments such as bracelets, necklaces, and rings, of precious or semiprecious materials worn or carried on the person for adornment; also includes similar articles worn or carried for devotional or mourning purposes.
Ear ornaments worn suspended from a bent wire or a thin loop passed through a hole pierced in the lobe of the ear or clipped or screwed to the lobe. ILDCJ
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