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 |
|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.
|Location where it came from:||Kültepe|
|Way of Coming:||Exc. find|
|Dimensions::||L:2.2 cm W:1.8cm|