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The Lydian Treasure

Pair of Boat Shaped Earings


Length 2 and 2.2 cm.
height 1.3 cm.
weight 4 and 3.6 qr.

Usak Museum

The two boat-shaped earrings (sometimes called 'leech shaped') are in the form of a crescent with pointed base and curved pointed corners, one corner tapering sharply into a long fine hook for passing through a pierced ear. Down the centre at each side is a vertical carination. Each earring is made in two halves which are joined, with a seam around the edge.


This site prepared by Tayfun Kalyoncu on 28.02.1997 and last updated on 01.05.1999.
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