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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Scarab with gold mount
Date Made:1570-1070 BCE (New Kingdom)
Type:Adornment
Materials:White steatite and gold
Place Made:Egypt
Measurements:overall: 3/8 x 1/4 x 1/8 in.; .9525 x .635 x .3175 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1943.6.A.J
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Grant Williams (Caroline Ransom, Class of 1896) from the collection of Professor Louise Fitz Randolph
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Description:
Base design shows a stylized lotus blossom; mount of hammered gold sheet has tubular ends for rotatable attachment to the hoop of a finger-ring. This type of swivel mount was common for signet-rings, allowing use of the underside of the scarab as a seal. The mount is original.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; jewelry; seals

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