Ring with Image of a Crocodile
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The crocodile is probably a representation of the god Sobek, whose cult was popular in the large, watery, fertile depression called the Faiyum to the west of the Nile Valley. Because small-scale images of animals are difficult to date solely on the basis of style, this ring has been attributed to periods as diverse as Dynasty XVIII (circa 1539–1295 B.C.) and the Late Period (circa 664–332 B.C.).
ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E. or later
Dynasty 18, or later
New Kingdom, or later
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Ring with Image of a Crocodile, ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E. or later. Gold, 1 × 1 3/16 in. (2.5 × 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 74.21. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.74.21_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.74.21_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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A ring with a figure of a crocodile on a flat bezel. The crocodile is probably hollow.
Condition: Some dirt in hollow areas. Bezel bent in several places. Snout slight worn. Long scratches in bezel and small scratches in various places.
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