Egyptian Amethyst Scarab Gold Ring

GBP 1,500.00

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Object Description

A beautiful Egyptian gold swivel ring, formed from two braided gold wires, further enriched to the shoulders by coiled gold wires. The ring is centred by a longitudinally pierced scaraboid bead, carved from amethyst with features, such as clypeus and prothorax, marked by single lines. The swivel ring is Phoenician and Egyptian in origin and was extremely popular across the Mediterranean basin in Antiquity, with similar items having been found in Cyprus, Greece and Etruria. UK ring size: C-D. Weight: 3.5 g.

Date: 2055-1650

Period: Middle Kingdom

Object History

Provenance: From an early 20th century collection.

Object Literature

Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 10.130.910.

Object Condition

Condition: Fine, repaired. Minor chip to the base.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:1.8 x centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
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Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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