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Earring or hair ring

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This intact highly polished earring or hair ring of red jasper has a line of beaded ornament carved around center of the widest portion. The cross section is triangular and it is slit.

Provenance

From near Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 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 1, 1887. (Accession Date: January 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

near Tell Dafana, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 1 cm (7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.713

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs