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Ring with Scarab


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In this type of ring the scarab bezel is fastened by passing the ends of the bronze hoop, pulled out into fine wire, through the perforation, and twisting them around the hoop on the opposite side. The face of the glazed steatite scarab is decorated with a stylized head of the cow-eared goddess Hathor under a cartouche of King Thutmosis III.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Men-kheper-Re.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
1479-1425 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
steatite with glaze, bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2208
Measurements
H: 3/16 x W: 5/16 x L: 7/16 in. (0.4 x 0.8 x 1.1 cm); Inner Diam: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Outer Diam: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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