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Bronze; 2 interlocking rings: four small Maltese crosses on one ring, a pendant on other.

Provenance

Said to be from Dendara. 1903. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for 8 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period,

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 2.5 cm (1/2 x 1 in.) cross; 2.5 cm length of pendant

Accession Number

03.1682

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs