Earring

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
A.D. 364–476


Object Place: Roman or Byzantine

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 x 3.7 cm (1 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1850

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

This is a large silver hoop earring with cone shaped drop. It is highly corroded and the fastening is broken.

Provenance

From Hibeh: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription