Late Period, Dynasty 30
Legacy dimension: .018 x .013 .012 x .015
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Gold; crescent-shape, one end pointed, the other blunt.
The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.
From Tell Nabasha, the Camp of the Cypriote Mercenaries. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)
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