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Scarab Ring Bezel
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Scarab Ring Bezel


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Sheet gold neatly molded across the back and around the edges of a lapis lazuli scarab, forms the surface into which finely detailed hieroglyphs are chased. A ring of sheet gold was added around the perforations at either end. The inscription reads "Chiefs of The Priestly Guild of Horus" which suggests that the ring was a mark of professional status.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Maurice Nahman, Cairo, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Leaders of the priestly group (phyle) of Horus.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
1186-1070 BCE (Late New Kingdom)
Medium
lapis lazuli, gold setting
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.388
Measurements
H: 1/4 x W: 3/8 x L: 9/16 in. (0.7 x 1 x 1.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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