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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Ring

1850-1900 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This ring shows the fashion for jewellery inspired by contemporary archaeological discoveries during the nineteenth century, and a fascination with the art and mythology of Ancient Egypt.

Rings set with stone scarab beetles were first worn by the ancient Egyptians for whom the beetle represented the god of the morning sun, resurrection and immortality.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold with turquoise scarab and brilliant-cut diamonds
Brief Description
Gold ring set with a turquoise scarab surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds. Western Europe or USA, 1850-1900
Physical Description
Carved turquoise scarab with diamond surround, set on a twisted band of textured gold
Dimensions
  • Width: 2cm
  • Depth: 2.4cm
  • Height: 1.9cm
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Subject depicted
Summary
This ring shows the fashion for jewellery inspired by contemporary archaeological discoveries during the nineteenth century, and a fascination with the art and mythology of Ancient Egypt.



Rings set with stone scarab beetles were first worn by the ancient Egyptians for whom the beetle represented the god of the morning sun, resurrection and immortality.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.208-2003 - Previous loan number
  • 164 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.155-2007

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record createdMarch 26, 2008
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