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Fascinating Egyptian early glass size hair ring: New Kingdom 1500-1000 BC.

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Seller: grimstonian (3,041) 100%, Location: West Sussex, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232587316700 Fascinating Egyptian early glass size hair ring: New Kingdom 1500-1000 BC. Click image to enlarge Description Egyptian early glass smaller size hair ring A small but highly interesting Ancient Egyptian penannular hair rings in high fired frit, a type of glass, imitating red-jasper; with D-section hoop and opening at one end. Superb condition; complete and intact. Diameter 9.4 mms (0.4 ins) New Kingdom; 18th-19th Dynasty: Circa 1500-1000 BC. Such objects, usually made of jasper, 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 to weave in the wigs or possibly as token jewellery for the deceased, not intended for wearing. The Egyptian jewellery-maker did not use precious stone;what he held the most valuable the modern world would consider at best only semiprecious and some of the most characteristic and pleasing effects were obtained using man-made materials, such as highly fired frit paste and glass in imitation of semi-precious stones. For the Ancient Egyptians glass was regarded as an artificial semi-precious stone and was a costly novelty material, furthermore,most of the materials used were chosen because colours for the Egyptians had an underlying symbolism or amulet significance. Provenance: This item is not a UK find and as such is not subject to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Purchased from a prominent London dealer and previously acquired legally on the UK Arts market in the 1990's. (code E959) Payment Payment by PayPal Shipping Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). Items posted to UK: We will take responsibility for an adequate level of insurance. Countries outside UK: Items will be sent with insurance against loss in the post. If it is possible, we will also send with tracking, but not all countries have this possibility; if in doubt, you are welcome to check with us. Terms of Sale All items are guaranteed to be authentic, to date from the period stated, and to comply with the description provided, with no time restriction for return if not. We also offer a no-quibble refund if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and it is returned in the same condition within 14 days. About Us You can also see the timesancient.com web-site for more antiquities and items of archaeological interest. We have been dealing in antiquities and items of archaeological interest since the early 1990s, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including leading museums. TimesAncient is committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects who provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the coin and ancient art market. Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and to date from the period stated. Nothing beats the feeling of handling and owning an item created by humans in far-off history. Contact Us If you have any queries, please contact us using your eBay message board. Get Images that Make Supersized Seem Small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Fascinating Egyptian early glass size hair ring: New Kingdom 1500-1000 BC., Type: Amulets, Culture: Eqyptian, Colour: Blue faience

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