Ring Inscribed for Amunhotep II
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The reigns of Hatshepsut through Thutmose IV represent a transitional phase in Eighteenth Dynasty art.
At first, artists continued to favor simple, elegant forms common earlier in the dynasty, but eventually they developed elaborate, highly detailed designs that dominated the dynasty’s final decades. Under Amunhotep II and Thutmose IV, for example, craftsmen increased the use of a soft, pastel blue pigment that had been invented during the reign of Thutmose III. Potters also molded vessels in human and animal form, and artisans rediscovered the Middle Kingdom fascination for colorful stones such as red carnelian.
Art historians consider the scarabs (beetleshaped amulets) of this era among the finest ever made. Figure Vase of Woman Holding Dog
ca. 1426-1400 B.C.E.
13/16 × 1/2 × 9/16 × 5/8 in., 0.3 lb. (2 × 1.2 × 1.5 × 1.6 cm, 0.13kg)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Gold ring with flat rings bezel and plain loop. Inscribed.
Condition: Perfect. Raised lip of bezel undamaged. Soldering of loop intact.
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