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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold

  • Museum number:

    M.40-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This ring is in the ancient Egyptian style. It is an example of how 19th century archaeological discoveries influenced design from about 1840 to 1860. The hollow bezel has the shape of a scarab beetle. It has a hinge underneath indicating a secret compartment or locket. As with ancient Egyptian examples, the beetle is set so that it can swivel or revolve.

Physical description

Gold ring with a revolving bezel in the form of a cast gold scarab, the underside hinged for a locket fitting

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1850-1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold

Dimensions

Length: 2.8 cm, Width: 2.3 cm, Depth: 1.5 cm

Descriptive line

Gold ring with a revolving bezel in the form of a cast gold scarab, the underside hinged for a locket fitting, France (Paris), 1850-60

Subjects depicted

Scarab beetle

Categories

Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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