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Ring Engraved with Hathor
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Ring Engraved with Hathor

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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.
Date Description Narrative
10/19/1978Examinationexamined for condition
  • 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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1546-1336 BC (New Kingdom)
cast gold
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
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)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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