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Bead or finger ring bezel (base)

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Postcard of Bead or finger ring bezel (base).
000-100-104-520-C
© National Museums Scotland

Bead or finger ring bezel (base)

This ancient Egyptian gold bead or bezel from a finger ring possibly dates from the 3rd Intermediate Period, 25th Dynasty (between 780 and 656 BC). This picture shows the base of the bead or bezel.

The bead or bezel was made of gold foil pressed into a mould with a base-plate soldered on. The base shows a sphinx recumbent above two cartouches (ovals which contained names), here with illegible signs.

The sphinx was a mythological creature with a lion body and human head, symbolising power and royalty. It was portrayed in Egyptian art on small objects such as this one, as well as on large monumental sculptures.


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Online ID: 000-100-104-520-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1965.367
Date: 3rd Intermediate Period, 25th Dynasty
Possibly 3rd Intermediate Period: 25th Dynasty (between 780 and 656 BC)
Material:
Dimensions: 25 mm L
What: Bezel / bead / finger ring
Subject: Finger rings
Who:
Where: Ancient Egypt
Event:
Description: Bezel or bead in the form of a scarab, made of gold foil pressed into a mould with a base-plate soldered on: Ancient Egyptian, possibly 3rd Intermediate Period, 25th Dynasty
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