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Finger Ring

A work made of gold.
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  • A work made of gold.

Date:

Probably Ptolemaic Period (332–30 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Upon death, people who were thought to have lived moral lives were reborn in the afterlife as a form of the god Osiris. This ring is inscribed with the title “Osiris,” followed by the owner’s names and titles, attesting to his faith that he would become one with the god after death.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Finger Ring

Origin

Egypt

Date

305 BCE–30 BCE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Three columns of hieroglyphs containing a name and titles.

Dimensions

1.4 × 2.2 × 2.3 cm (9/16 × 7/8 × 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1894.265

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