Earring

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 2.5 cm (1/2 x 1 in.) cross; 2.5 cm length of pendant

Accession Number

03.1682

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Bronze; 2 interlocking rings: four small Maltese crosses on one ring, a pendant on other.

Provenance

Said to be from Dendara. 1903. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for 8 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund