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Ear Plugs and Charms

ANCIENT JEWELLERY EXHIBITED IN ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS MUSEUM

Jewellery for Dead

Ear Plugs and Charms

They have been used with the mouth and eye bands in order to close the ears of a dead, either because of the religious belief, or to prevent the entrance of insects into the body. Gold or golden coated ear plugs belonging to the 3rd thousand BC have been found.

 

Name:An Ear Plug
Type:Gold
Location where it came from:Elmalı, Semayük Karataş
Way of Coming:Excavation find
Dimensions::L:2.2cm W:0.9 cm
Period:The Ancient Bronze Age

An ear plug having a thin neck, a conic body and a head part that is slightly pulled outwards is made by winding on an internal mould. There are parallel lines on the surface.

 

Name:A Charm
Type:Gold
Location where it came from:Kültepe
Way of Coming:Exc. find
Dimensions::L:2.2 cm W:1.8cm
Weight:1.2 gr.
Period:2000 BC