Ring

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 (estimated original diameter) x 0.4 cm (11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.847

Medium or Technique

Bone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Bone ring: for nose or ear, top open for insertion. Now in 4 fragments

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition