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Earrings or hair rings

This is a group of: a) and b) two complete earrings or hair rings in the form of a circle with a slit opening c) one fragment of a third similar earring or hair ring

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5054. 1923: 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,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

diameter=1.9 cm, thickness=.3 cm

Accession Number

23-12-150a-c

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs