Earring

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2511

Dimensions

Other: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1415

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

One highly polished red jasper earring in the form of a slit hoop. Center is filled with hardened mud?

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2511. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition