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Egyptian Scarab Rings

* gemagenta *: Ancient EGYPTIAN Jewelry at MET Museum (Part II)

Cup of the Ptolemies - Sardonyx, from Alexandria, 1st century BCE - 1st century CE. Cabinet des Medailles, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

Pair of disc and amphora earrings (Gold earrings with the 'Crown of Isis') linked by a long chain. Hellenistic (Ptolemaic) Egypt, c. 200 BC

Gold Glass Medallion with a Mother and Child Date: early 4th century Geography: Made in, probably Alexandria, Egypt Culture: Roman Medium: Glass, gold leaf

A Pendant: Gold, glass paste, garnet. Ptolemaic and Roman, 2nd-1st cent. B.C. and 3rd-4th cent. A.D. Within a frame of hammered sheet gold, a relief of blue glass paste in the shape of a temple: stylised uraeus frieze crowned by a sun-disk, supported on two papyrus columns. In the interior of the structure, a standing god. Drop-shaped garnets set in the frame. Pearls, shell inlays, and one garnet teardrop restored; gold sheet slightly damaged. Blue glass relief Ptolemaic, setting Roman.

AN EGYPTIAN GOLD SNAKE BRACELET Ptolemaic Period, 304-30 B.C. Formed from a solid rod, lenticular in section, curved into an open hoop that forms the body of a snake, its head curved back and projecting outward, the tail coiled into two opposing loops, the scales of head and tail, both the top and underside, indicated by chasing and punching, with a triangular head, the eyes beaded 3 in. (7.6 cm.) wide

Bracelet with Spirally Twisted Stands and a Herakles Knot at the Bezel Gold, 2nd century AD Said to be from Lower Egypt

Disk Pendant Earrings with a Figure of Eros (Getty Museum); gold and pearls. Greek, Alexandria, Egypt, 220 - 100 B.C.

Diadem (Getty Museum); gold, glass paste, pearl, garnet and carnelian. Greek, Alexandria, Egypt, 220 - 100 B.C.

Bracelet with Agathodaimon, Isis-Tyche, Aphrodite, and Terenouthis; gold. Roman Period, Egypt, 1st century BC-1st century AD. "Powerful talismans of fertility and good destiny are woven into this rich golden composition. The bodies of two snakes intertwine to form a Herakles knot, the centerpiece of this bracelet. The snake represents Agathodaimon, & the cobra represents Terenouthis, two deities associated with Serapis & Isis. Between them stand 2 goddesses, Isis-Tyche, and Aphrodite."

(DETAIL OF PENDANT Gold necklace with medallion depicting a Goddess, Roman Period (30 BC-300AD), gold & green glass, 17.25" long. Egypt

Ensemble of Jewelry (Getty Museum); gold, carnelian, and glass paste. Greek, Alexandria, Egypt, 220 - 100 B.C.

Gold Necklace with Medallion Depicting a Goddess, Roman Period (30 BCE - 300 CE); Metalwork; Gold, green glass, Egypt

Greek, Alexandria, Egypt, 220 - 100 BC Gold and copper alloy

Egyptian, Roman period, gold

Earring, from cat mummy, Macedonian-Ptolemaic Period, Egypt, 332-30 BC, Gold

Gazelle-head earrings, Macedonian-Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC, Egypt, gold and carnelian

Hairnet (Getty Museum); Greek, Alexandria, Egypt, circa 220-100 BC, gold, garnet and glass paste

Miniature broad collar Period: Macedonian and Ptolemaic Period Date: 332–222 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Eastern Delta, probably Tukh el-Qaramus Medium: gold, carnelian, turquoise, lapis lazuli

AN EGYPTIAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C. The plain gold hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, expanding to the shoulders, the stepped oval bezel set with a flat stone engraved with the head of a woman, likely a Ptolemaic queen, in profile to the left, her himation pulled up over her head as a veil, a row of locks framing her face, with a strong jawline and a prominent nose