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Scarab with a Hawk-Headed Figure Set in a Swivel Ring
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Scarab with a Hawk-Headed Figure Set in a Swivel Ring


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Description This lapis lazuli scarab bears an image of a hawk-headed figure wearing a ram's-horn crown carved in intaglio on the underside. In the figure's left hand is a staff from which a lotus blossom dangles.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance H. Hoffmann Collection, until 1899 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Charles Newton-Robinson, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Charles Newton-Robinson Sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, June 22, 1909, lot 3; 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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Creator
Period
4th century BCE (Late Period-early Ptolemaic)
Medium
lapis lazuli; mount: gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.151
Measurements
H: 7/16 x W: 11/16 x L: 13/16 in. (1.1 x 1.7 x 2.1 cm); Max. outer Diam: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); Max. inner Diam: 7/8 in. (2.15 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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