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Signet Ring

1700-1725 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Enamelled gold signet ring with an oval bezel, set with a bloodstone intaglio On the left, a falcon standing in profile to right, head crowned with the double crown of Egypt and a solar disk. Beside the falcon, also in profile to right, a lion-headed serpent with a thick mane and a beard (Chnoubis). Facing them on the right, standing in profile to left, an ibis., with an enamelled setting.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold, enamelled, set with a bloodstone intaglio in an enamelled setting
Brief Description
Enamelled gold signet ring with an oval bezel, set with a bloodstone intaglio of a falcon, lion-headed snake (Chnoubis) and ibis, with an enamelled setting. The ring possibly Germany, 1700-25 set with an earlier intaglio.
Physical Description
Enamelled gold signet ring with an oval bezel, set with a bloodstone intaglio On the left, a falcon standing in profile to right, head crowned with the double crown of Egypt and a solar disk. Beside the falcon, also in profile to right, a lion-headed serpent with a thick mane and a beard (Chnoubis). Facing them on the right, standing in profile to left, an ibis., with an enamelled setting.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.3cm
  • Width: 2.2cm
  • Depth: 1.4cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Catalogued for the Campbell-Bonner magical gems database (classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/2682 0), database ID CBd- 2918
Collection
Accession Number
M.232-1975

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record createdNovember 23, 2005
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