Earring or hair ring

Egyptian
New Kingdom


Dimensions

Overall: 0.5 x 2.2 cm (3/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.874

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

One stone; brick red; uniform color; polished; plain; a projection on one side with hole; 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