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Ring with Magic Gem

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Gem, iron
DIMENSIONS Overall diameter: 7/8 in. (2.3 cm) Bezel: 5/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 in. (1.6 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Red jasper (?) oval gem mounted in iron shank and bezel. Engraved surface of gem convex. In intaglio, standing helmeted man facing right, right hand supports spear, left hand supports shield which rests on ground. Three inscriptions: a single column of inscription under his feet, a single column on the right side of the figure and one on the left of the figure. Iron setting old but probably not ancient. Condition: Intact.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Ring with Magic Gem. Gem, iron, Overall diameter: 7/8 in. (2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X20.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.x20.7_overall.JPG)
IMAGE overall, CUR.x20.7_overall.JPG. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2023
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