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Ring bezel ?

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This oval fragment of chalcedony may have been a ring bezel. Both top and bottom are flat and plain. It is not pierced for suspension. Opaque white with red inclusions.

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,

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.865

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings