AN EGYPTIAN GOLD FINGER RING
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
The plain hoop, round in section, joined to the edges of the rectangular bezel which is engraved with a cryptographic hieroglyphic motto mentioning the goddess Sekhmet(?) and the god Hapy, a personification of the Nile's flood
7/8 in. (2.2 cm) wide; ring size 7½