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Ring with Reclining Ram


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Description This impressive ring is decorated with chased geometric patterns on the hoop and a reclining ram on top. Lotus blossom ornaments in relief adorn the sides and indicate Egyptian influence. Rings like this would most likely have been worn by high-ranking officials or priests.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/15/1970Treatmentcleaned
8/31/1972Examinationtechnical study
8/31/1972Examinationtechnical study; other
12/20/1977Examinationx-ray fluorescence
12/12/1978Examinationexamined for condition
6/01/1983Examinationexamined for loan
8/29/1983Loan Considerationexamined for loan
6/01/2006Treatmentcleaned
6/22/2006Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Baurat Schiller [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Berlin, 1929, no. 106C; Bachstitz, 1929 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
14th-13th century BC
Medium
electrum
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.970
Measurements
Overall H: 1 1/2 in. (3.87 cm); Animal H: 5/8 x W: 9/16 x D: 15/16 in. (1.53 x 1.37 x 2.37 cm); Inner Diam.: 3/8 in. (0.94 cm); Outer Diam.: 3/4 in. (1.96 cm)
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