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. These hair rings were usually made of ivory or jasper.
Reference: Cf. Lacovara, P. Teasley Trope, B. and D'Auria, S. (eds), The Collector's Eye: Masterpieces of Egyptian Art from the Thalassic Collection, Ltd, Atlanta, 2001, p. 113, No.66, for a similar example.
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