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Earring

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 203

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13-4-202A

Medium or Technique

Gold-plated copper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

This is a large thick cylindrical ring that may be an earring or hair ring. It is made out of gold-plated copper in which the copper has corroded so badly that the gold-plating has burst off in places.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 203 . 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