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Finger Ring with Frog
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Finger Ring with Frog


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Description A tiny carnelian frog with incised details serves as a swiveling bezel for a typical Egyptian seal ring. Carved into the base is a stylized head of a goddess, possibly Hathor.
Conservation

Examined in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969ExaminationExamined
10/19/1978Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1550-1295 BCE (New Kingdom, 18th dynasty)
Medium
gold, carnelian
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1536
Measurements
H: 15/16 x W: 13/16 x D: 1/4 in. (2.4 x 2 x 0.6 cm); Bezel H: 1/4 x W: 3/8 x D: 1/4 in. (0.6 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm); Inner Diam: 7/16 in. (1.05 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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