Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Scarab Ring

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12–13, early
Date:
ca. 1850–1750 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Probably from Memphite Region, Dahshur, de Morgan excavations, 1894–95
Medium:
Obsidian, gold
Dimensions:
diam. 2 cm (1 in); scarab: l. 1.1 cm (7/16 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.757
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111
Excavated by de Morgan at Dahshur, 1894-95; MacGregor Collection until 1922 when purchased by Carnarvon (Sotheby's MacGregor Sale, lot 1419); Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum, 1926.

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