Earring

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Dimensions

Overall: 4.7 x 6.3 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1517

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Bronze; plain circle above, which is broken; two concentric circles below filled with scrolls; the scrolls in center form a cross; discolored with brown.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames.
(Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames