Hair ring

Near Eastern, Anatolian
Bronze Age
about 2400 B.C.


Dimensions

21.8 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.126

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Hair ring, flattened, to which are attached ten single-link chains with one gold triangle at the end of each. Originally had six single-link chains, three only partial, three with flat gold triangle on the end. Seven detached ornaments (68.130 (6-12)) reattached by Research Laboratory in 1969, one wrongly (belonging to 68.128) which was later attached to 68.128 in 1970. One more triangle (formerly on 68.127) was attached in 1970.

Provenance

1968, sold by George Zacos (dealer), Basel, Switzerland, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 10, 1968)

Credit Line

Centennial purchase with funds donated by Landon T. Clay