Earring

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 9.7 cm (1 1/4 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1513

Medium or Technique

Bronze, glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Gold(?); broken circle above; decorated with small rings; from this hangs a long pendant of rings, glass beads and bronze(?) ornaments.

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