Earring or hair ring
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
Findspot: Egypt, near Tell Dafana
Overall: 2.2 x 1 cm (7/8 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This intact highly polished earring or hair ring of red jasper has a line of beaded ornament carved around center of the widest portion. The cross section is triangular and it is slit.
From near Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1887)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription