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Earring

Egyptian


Dimensions

Diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4553

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

This blue earring is in the form of a hoop with a slit. It has a raised twisted cord of white and blue along the outer circumference. There is a ring on one side of the slit; the other side of the slit is broken.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way