This brick-red, penannular earring is single cut and highly polished and in good condition. It is hoop-shaped with an opening cut into the hoop. There are traces of a rope pattern around the outer edge of the earring.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way