Finger Ring with Busts of Deities
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E.
Late Ptolemaic Period to early Roman Period
Diameter 15/16 x Length 1 1/4 in. (2.4 x 3.2 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Archaeological provenance not yet documented; by 1896, purchased at Saqqara, Egypt by Charles Edwin Wilbour; 1896, inherited from Charles Edwin Wilbour by Charlotte Beebe Wilbour; 1914, inherited from Charlotte Beebe Wilbour by Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour; 1916, gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour to the Brooklyn Museum.
Gold finger ring with shank in form of a thick gold wire bent to form two and one half coils. Ends terminate in busts of Serapis (?) and Isis pointing in opposite directions. Details incised.
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Egypto-Roman. Finger Ring with Busts of Deities, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E. Gold, Diameter 15/16 x Length 1 1/4 in. (2.4 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.148. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.148_overall.jpg)
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