Scarab ring

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

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

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