Egyptian Glass Hair Ring Set


A set of Egyptian penannular hair rings in glass. They have an opening at one end, and are designed to imitate red jasper.

Date: Circa 1550 - 1070 BC
Period: New Kingdom
Provenance: Foxwell family collection acquired 1920's-40's and then by descent.
Condition: Very fine condition.


SKU: FP-0013 Category: Tag:

Hair rings were used to adorn wigs and Egyptian hair, with the varied hairstyles employed as a means to distinguish between social classes. Wig-making was a formal profession in Ancient Egypt, though there is also evidence of anti-baldness remedies, and the use of henna to remove grey hair.

Weight 1.96 g
Dimensions L 1.0 x H 1.0 cm