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Earring

Egyptian


Dimensions

Diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4553

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

This blue earring is in the form of a hoop with a slit. It has a raised twisted cord of white and blue along the outer circumference. There is a ring on one side of the slit; the other side of the slit is broken.

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.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way