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Seti II earrings

The earrings of Seti II from KV56. (CC BY 2.0)

These ear ornaments of King Seti II were found in 1908 AD with other objects belonging to the King and his queen consort Tausret in a cache of jewelry; the KV56 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

The nomen and prenomen of Seti II are engraved on both earrings. They each consist of a flat trapezoid centerpiece from which hang seven pendants representing cornflowers. At the end of the tube of the upper hollow earring, which is adapted to hold up a wig, there is a corolla of eight petals on one side and a stud on the other.

The use of earrings and ear ornaments as fashion accessories has been known since the time of the New Kingdom.

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