Earring

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 227

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13-4-268

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

This is a large thick cylindrical ring of corroding copper that may be an earring or hair ring.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 227. 1913: 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