Finger Ring with Busts of Deities
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Great Hall, South, 1st floor
1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E.
Late Ptolemaic Period to early Roman Period
15/16 × 1 1/4 in. (2.4 × 3.2 cm)
mount (m2 - wall mount): 1 1/4 × 1 × 1 1/2 in. (3.2 × 2.5 × 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Archaeological provenance not yet documented; by 1896, purchased at Saqqara, Egypt by Charles Edwin Wilbour; 1896, inherited from Charles Edwin Wilbour by Charlotte Beebe Wilbour; 1914, inherited from Charlotte Beebe Wilbour by Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour; 1916, gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour to the Brooklyn Museum.
Gold finger ring with shank in form of a thick gold wire bent to form two and one half coils. Ends terminate in busts of Serapis (?) and Isis pointing in opposite directions. Details incised.
Egypto-Roman. Finger Ring with Busts of Deities, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E. Gold, 15/16 × 1 1/4 in. (2.4 × 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.148. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.148_overall.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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