Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This fine ring is adorned with two images of a djed-pillar, a symbol of the god Osiris, flanked by protective goddesses in the form of winged cobras. Elaborate faience rings, some associated with religious and royal festivals, were most common during the New Kingdom but were also made during the Third Intermediate Period.
ca. 1070-718 B.C.E.
Dynasty 21 to Dynasty 22 (probably)
Third Intermediate Period
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Openwork, cylindrical, blue-green faience ring. Central, oblong panel with rhyt bird facing right, on each side of which is separate panel with single ded column surmounted by Atef crown. Closing the design are two separate panels each with rhyt bird, facing. Narrow openwork border at top and base of ring. Very fine quality.
Condition: Intact. Ring misshapen in firing. Form of upper edge roughly oval.
Openwork Ring, ca. 1070-718 B.C.E. Faience, 1 x 1 in. (2.6 x 2.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.203. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.48.203_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.48.203_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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