Silver swivel ring with glazed steatite scarab in a gold setting
7th–early 5th century B.C.
Cypriot or Phoenician
Other: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On the scarab, Egyptian hieroglyphs
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.
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