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Earring

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This brick-red, penannular earring is single cut and polished. It is hoop-shaped with an opening cut into the hoop.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.887

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs