Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 95
Depth: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Gold; ribbed; good condition.
The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.
From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 95. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(accession date: October 19, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition