Egyptian Earrings

1970s

Egyptian Earrings

Era: 

  • 1968 - 1982
  • gold earrings on dark background

    These Egyptian earrings date between 1035 bce and 324 ce

When I was ten, I was a member of the ROM's Saturday Morning Club. I had recently had my ears pierced for my tenth birthday, which was a pretty big deal at the time. Our group was looking at a display of Egyptian jewelry when the leader asked if anyone had pierced ears. My hand shot up. She took a gorgeous, ornate, and very large gold hoop shaped earring out of the case, and I got to try it on. I still remember the feeling of weight on my ear all these years later. I doubt for many reasons anything like that happens at the ROM today!

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