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Scarab Finger Ring of Senwosret III

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12–13
reign of Senwosret III
ca. 1850–1750 B.C.
From Egypt; Probably from Memphite Region, Dahshur, de Morgan excavations, 1894–95
Amethyst, gold
ring diam. 2 cm (13/16 in); scarab: l. 1.3 cm (1/2 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
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.

Wallis, Henry 1898. Egyptian Ceramic Art: the MacGregor collection ; a contribution towards the history of Egyptian pottery. London: Taylor and Francis.

Scott, Nora E. 1964. "Egyptian Jewelry." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 22, no. 7 (March), pp. 230–31, fig. 19.

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