Earplug of striped glass. This would have been worn through a hole in the ear.
Earrings seem to have been introduced into Egypt in the Second Intermediate Period (Andrew 1990, 109). They were at first worn only by women but later also by men. The king, however, is never shown wearing them.
These are formed from a thick cobalt blue glass rod wound round with a yellow thread and then one end flattened to form the stud. For a comparable examples see: Kozloff et al. 1992, 135 p451; Boston 1982, 231; Andrews 1990 pl. 96.
Andrews, C. 1990. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery. London: British Museum Press.
Brovarski, E. Doll, S.K. and Freed, R. E. 1982. Egypt‘s Golden Age. The Art of Living in the New Kingdom. 1558-1085 BC. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Kosloff, A. P., Bryan, B.M. and Berman, L.M., 1992. Egypt’s Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep II and his world. Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art.