Ring with Six Scarabs
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Glass and faience were both difficult materials for making jewelry.
Eighteenth Dynasty artisans frequently created glass reproductions of traditional metal and stone forms. These early glassworkers, still perfecting their skills, often reduced intricate details like inscriptions to simple lines.
Late Eighteenth Dynasty faiencemanufacturers produced mold-made rings inscribed with royal names. Because these pieces were too fragile to have been worn, they were most likely distributed as royal keepsakes at state occasions.
Gold, glass, faience
ca. 1353-1292 B.C.E.
13/16 in. (2 cm)
Other (Largest scarab): 1/8 x 1/4 x 1/4 in. (0.3 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm)
The other scarabs all measured in gold mounts.: 3/16 x 3/16 x 3/16 in. (0.5 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm)
Other (Inner diameter of ring): 11/16 in. (1.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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