13 December 2002
THE PROPERTY OF DANIEL M. FRIEDENBERG
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SCARAB
New Kingdom, Reign of Ramesses II, 1290-1224 B.C.
Green-glazed, the underside with the king wearing a flaring kilt and the blue crown with uraeus, identified in hieroglyphs as "the good god, the lord of the two lands," offering two vessels to Ptah, identified by the hieroglyphs above his image, seated on his throne; mounted as a ring in a gold Egyptian revival setting
¾ in. (1.9 cm) long; ring size 8½
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