<em>Ring with Protective Inscription</em>, ca. 664-342 B.C.E. Gold with copper overlays, 13/16 in. (2.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.96. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.58.96_wwg8.jpg)

Ring with Protective Inscription

Medium: Gold with copper overlays

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 664-342 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm) Bezel: 3/8 x 5/8 in. (1 x 1.6 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 58.96

Image: CUR.58.96_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
Gold ring. Bezel in form of base of a scarab; flat; wide shank. finely incised inscription on bezel not entirely understood but apparently recording the priestly titles of one Nakht-hor-heb. Inscription overlaid with sheet of gold with high alloy of copper. Condition: Intact.

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