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Gold; crescent-shape, one end pointed, the other blunt. [Alternate Text:] 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...

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Provenance

From Tell Nabasha, the Camp of the Cypriote Mercenaries. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 30, 380–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .018 x .013 .012 x .015

Accession Number

87.747

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs