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