Earring or hair ring

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, near Tell Dafana

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 1 cm (7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.713

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription