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Scarab with a Sphinx Set in a Swivel Ring
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Scarab with a Sphinx Set in a Swivel Ring


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Description On the base of this carnelian scarab a sphinx wearing a royal war crown reclines over the body of a fallen enemy.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Charles Newton-Robinson, London, by 1909, [mode of acquistion unknown]; Charles Newton-Robinson Sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, June 22, 1909, lot 1; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, 1909, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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Period
Scarab: 1504-1388 BCE; Ring: Modern (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18)
Medium
carnelian; mount: gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.187
Measurements
H: 7/16 x W: 5/8 x L: 7/8 in. (1.1 x 1.6 x 2.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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