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Ring Engraved with Hathor
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Ring Engraved with Hathor


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The bezel and hoop of this gold ring seem to have been cast in one pin-shaped piece, the hoop being subsequently bent square and attached to the bezel. The design on the lentoid bezel is chased and partly gouged out. It shows a cow in a boat passing through a papyrus thicket, the stalks and flowers of which appear above the back of the cow. The scene represents the story of the cow goddess Hathor welcoming the dead in the western marshes.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/08/1974Treatmentcleaned
10/19/1978Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
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
1546-1336 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
cast gold
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1473
Measurements
H: 5/8 x W: 11/16 in. (1.66 x 1.69 cm); Bezel W: 1/4 x L: 9/16 in. (0.66 x 1.47 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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