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Unfinished Ring with Flat Bead
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Unfinished Ring with Flat Bead


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description One side of the bead bears a detailed carving of an owl, a hieroglyph that has the same sound value as the English "m." The other side shows a victorious pharaoh raising his weapon to dispatch a cowering enemy. The plaque was probably created in the 18th or 19th Dynasty.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/06/1979Examinationexamined for condition
9/17/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Charles Newton-Robinson Sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, June 22, 1909, lot 1; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, 1909, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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Creator
Period
1479-1185 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
carved yellow jasper and gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.188
Measurements
H: 3/8 x W: 1/2 (0.99 x 1.33 x 0.04 cm); Ring inner Diam: 9/16 in. (1.35 cm); Outer Diam: 3/4 in. (1.84 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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