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Hair ring

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


Dimensions

8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.128

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 two double-link chains, both ending in flat triangle of gold. The second gold triangle (formerly on 68.126) was attached in 1970. Originally had two chains: one only partial and only one ending in triangle of gold.

Provenance

By date unknown: with George Zacos, Basel, Switzerland; purchased from George Zacos by MFA with funds provided by Landon T. Clay; accessioned as Centennial gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA, April 10, 1968

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Landon T. Clay