Earring

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 x 2.5 cm (13/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

02.836

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Gold; wide hollow hoop, grooved on both sides. Mate to 02.837 and like 01.7351.

[Alternate Text:]
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.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription