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Earring

This is a large thick cylindrical ring of corroding copper that may be an earring or hair ring.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 227. 1913: 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

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13-4-268

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs