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Ring Bezel
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Ring Bezel

Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A scarab carved of light brown steatite with a thick gold rim around the bottom edge. A lip of gold, pressed around the scarab to hold it in place, is drawn out to form hoop-sockets. Carved into the back of the scarab is a beetle with outstretched legs under a disk.
  • 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.
Inscriptions Kheper-Ra
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1648-1539 BCE (Second Intermediate Period; Hyksos)
steatite with glaze, gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
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H: 1/4 x W: 1/2 x L: 3/4 in. (0.6 x 1.3 x 1.9 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
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