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Scarab ring

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Round wire ring with flip bezel holding scarab- the setting covers part of the underside of the scarab indicating that the setting may not be original or it was not intended for use as a seal. Underside shows recumbent sphinx wearing Blue Crown.

Provenance

By 1962: H.H. Richardson collection; 1962: given to the MFA by H.H. Richardson, October 19, 1962. (Accession Date: September 19, 1962)

Credit Line

Gift of H. H. Richardson

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thumose III, 1479–1425 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x length of bezel: 1.7 x 1.8 cm (11/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.810

Medium or Technique

Gold / glazed steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids