Finger Ring with Frog

c. 1353–1337 BCE
Diameter: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.); Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)
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Location: 107 Egyptian

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An exact duplicate of this ring, apart from the inscription, is in the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh.

Description

The shank or band of this ring is crescent-shaped and circular in section; its upper sections are covered with heavy gold wire. The oval bezel on a swivel, the metal that holds the stone, takes the form of a scaraboid, or seal amulet in the shape of a scarab. Its sides are encircled by a double row of granules and are surmounted by a delicately molded frog in the round. The underside is incised with a nefer-sign to the right and a wedjat-eye.
Finger Ring with Frog

Finger Ring with Frog

c. 1353–1337 BCE

Egypt, New Kingdom (1540–1069 BCE), Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten (1351–1334 BCE)

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