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Scarab Finger Ring

Period:
Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 17
Date:
ca. 1991–1450 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Tomb 24, Carnarvon excavations
Medium:
Steatite, silver wire Blue glazed steatite, silver wire
Dimensions:
Diam. of ring 2.5 cm (1 in); l. of scarab 1.9 cm (3/4 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.753
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Excavated by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, Lower Asasif, Birabi, Thebes, 1910. Allotted by the Egyptian Government to Lord Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection, acquired by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

Carnarvon, 5th Earl of and Howard Carter 1912. Five Years' Explorations at Thebes. p. 53, pl. XLV.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 239.

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