Ring with scarab with king

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
Archaic Period
6th–early 5th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

98.712

Medium or Technique

Green chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Intaglio. Scarab set in ancient gold bezel, with two circular indentations for attachment to a ring. Assyrian king striding left, holding a scepter in left hand, and mace in right hand. Exergue with hatching.
Beetle: Item on view, thus unable to describe beetle.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 253 (Cyprus); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund