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Gold(?); broken circle above; decorated with small rings; from this hangs a long pendant of rings, glass beads and bronze(?) ornaments.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period,

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 9.7 cm (1 1/4 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1513

Medium or Technique

Bronze, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs