Disc or earspool

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 209

Dimensions

Diameter and thickness: 2.2 x 1 cm (7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3871

Medium or Technique

Pottery or faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

One thick disc with a groove around the circumference. The Accession Card calls it a “winder ” and an old label refers to it as a “reworked earspool.”

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 209. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition