Silver swivel ring with glazed steatite scarab in a gold setting
- 7th–early 5th century B.C.
- Cypriot or Phoenician
- Silver, steatite
- Other: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Swivel ring with Egyptian glazed steatite scarab with double footed ankh sign between crowned uraeus snakes.
The type of ring is Phoenician in origin. Both the scarab and the technique of glazing steatite are connected with Egypt. Like the pendants with scarabs, the swivel rings were very widely distributed.