Three hair rings; one of blue faience and two of red jasper. Such objects are sometimes considered as earrings. However, examples such as these have too narrow a cleft for this to slip onto the ear and are more clearly understood as either hair rings or token jewellery for the deceased not intended for wearing. Probably from Abydos. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903, and was subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.
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- Other Identity
- 51 (Margaret Murray list)
- Previous Owners
- Egypt Exploration Society | John Bancroft Willans (1881–1957) | University of Wales, Aberystwyth
- Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
- Last modified: 16 Jan 2021