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hair ring

hair ring

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1550 BC - c. 1077 BC

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved jasper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by University College London

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Penannular red jasper hair ring.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)


c. 1550 BC - c. 1077 BC



Materials and Techniques

Carved jasper


Diameter: 1.8 cm, Height: 0.8 cm, Length: 0.3 cm Gap in circumference

Object history note

CIRC.26-1935 to CIRC.30-1935 were a collection of five groups of items, mounted on boards, given to the V&A by University College London in 1935. Each was intended to demonstrate the tradition of a type of Egyptian manufacture - slate palettes, amulets, necklaces and bracelets etc, typically from grave contexts.

Descriptive line

Penannular hair ring, red jasper, Egypt, New Kingdom




Metalwork Collection

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