Earring

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.891

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

This brick-red, penannular earring is single cut and polished and in good condition. It is hoop-shaped with an opening cut into the hoop.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way