Hair ring of blue faience. 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.
Freed, Rita E. 1982. Egypt's golden age: the art of living in the New Kingdom, 1558–1085 BC. Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts. [pp. 228–229]
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