Description: A good-sized red glass hair ring comprising an open-ended circular ring imitating red jasper. A few minute edge chips, otherwise condition good and a nice example of the type.
Size: 18 mm/0.7 in. in diameter
Date: New Kingdom, c. 1550-1069 B.C.
Provenance: Ex West Sussex private collection.
Notes: Red glass was used to imitate more expensive jasper or carnelian. They were twisted into the hair or wigs to provide brightly coloured hair-pieces for Egyptian women, a practise still seen in many cultures today.
In our opinion, probably slightly lighter in shade than the pictures might suggest.
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