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Finger Ring with a Frog
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Finger Ring with a Frog

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Description This finger ring displays the small figure of a frog squatting on top of the bezel. The frog is well carved with incised details. The stylized head of Hathor is incised on the bottom of the bezel. The gold lining is probably modern. The image of a frog symbolizes fecundity and fertility, and rings with frog figures were worn by women particularly during the New Kingdom.

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Date Description Narrative
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
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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1550-1279 BCE (New Kingdom, 18th-early 19th dynasty)
carnelian, gold lining
(Precious Stones & Gems)
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H: 15/16 x W: 13/16 x D: 1/4 in. (2.4 x 2 x 0.7 cm); Bezel W: 1/16 in. (0.17 cm); Inner Diam.: 5/16 in. (0.83 cm); Outer Diam.: 1/2 in. (1.34 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)


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