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Mummy hand wearing ring with scarab
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05627
  • Object nameFragment
  • TitleMummy hand wearing ring with scarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1550 / -1069
  • PeriodNew Kingdom (Egypt)
  • MaterialJasper (Stone > Quartz > Chalcedony (mineral))
    Gold (Metal)
  • DimensionsHeight: 16,2 cm, Width: 7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Description

This embalmed mummy hand carries on its ring finger a golden ring with a green jasper scarab. The small seal amulet (an heirloom dating from the Middle Kingdom, 12th-13th dynasty) has on its base a decoration consisting of hieroglyphs (“nb nfr ra”, ‘the perfect lord Ra’) in a frame of interlocking spirals.