Mould for earring pendants with faces - ROM2010_11689_2

ROM2010_11689_2

Mould for earring pendants with faces

Medium:Slate with engraved motifs
Geography: Found in al-Fayyūm, Egypt
Date: 200-300 AD
Period: Ptolemaic Egypt; Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
6.6 x 5.9 x 1.2 cm
Object number: 910.165.195
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
DescriptionThroughout antiquity, goldsmiths used a variety of tools to fashion their products. Moulds were used for casting with molten metal or as dies for pressing sheet gold into concave designs.
Collection:
Roman WorldEgypt
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