Earring or hair ring

Egyptian
New Kingdom


Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 x 1.1 cm (1 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.873

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

One brick-red; uniform color; polished; braided ridge; single cut.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way