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Hair ring

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


Dimensions

19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

68.127

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Hair ring, made of flat piece of gold, rolled over, to which are attached 9 chains, 2 only partial and 7 with gold triangles on end. Originally had six single-link soldered chains, three only partial, three ending with flat triangle of gold. Five additional gold triangles (68.130 (1-5)) attached by Research Laboratory in 1969. One gold triangle was removed and attached to 68.126 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