Requires Photography

Earring

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .022 D. .009 TH.

Accession Number

72.4692

Medium or Technique

Shell or ivory

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Shell or ivory; convolutions inside; single cut; plain; circular; incrusted with brown.

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