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Scarab Finger Ring Inscribed for Nakht

Period:
Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 17
Date:
ca. 1640–1550 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Radim, Carnarvon excavations
Medium:
Glazed steatite, silver
Dimensions:
Diam. of ring 2.3 cm (7/8 in.); L. of scarab 1.8 cm (11/16 in.); W. of scarab 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.752
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Blue glazed steatite scarab inscribed with "Nakht, justified," mounted on a ring of silver wire.
Formerly Carnarvon Collection, purchased before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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