Egypt - Ptolemaic & Roman ~332 BCE -641 CE
Egyptian Scarab Rings
* gemagenta *: Ancient EGYPTIAN Jewelry at MET Museum (Part II)
Gold Glass Medallion with a Mother and Child Date: early 4th century Geography: Made in, probably Alexandria, Egypt Culture: Roman Medium: Glass, gold leaf
The Gonzaga Cameo 3rd century BC Alexandria; h 15.7 cm This cameo, a rare example of the large 'dynastic' stones of the Hellenistic age, was created in the 3rd century BC in Alexandria. The rulers of Egypt, King Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his wife Arsinoe, are portrayed as gods from the Greek pantheon.
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
Disk Pendant Earrings with a Figure of Eros (Getty Museum); gold and pearls. 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."
Gold Necklace with Medallion Depicting a Goddess, Roman Period (30 BCE - 300 CE); Metalwork; Gold, green glass, Egypt
Greek, Alexandria, Egypt, 220 - 100 B.C. Gold, carnelian, amethyst, and emerald, 5/16 - 3/8 in. Beads and Stud (Getty Museum) A group of twenty-eight loose beads of varying scale and form was part of this group of Ptolemaic jewelry. There are three emerald beads, five carnelian beads, four amethyst beads, eight granulated gold beads, and eight hollow gold beads.
Beads and Stud (Getty Museum); gold, carnelian, amethyst and emerald. Greek, Alexandria, Egypt, c. 220-100 BC
Hairnet (Getty Museum); Greek, Alexandria, Egypt, circa 220-100 BC, gold, garnet and glass paste
Egyptian bracelet with Agathodaimon, Isis-Tyche, Aphrodite, and Terenouthis--ca. 100 BC--100 AD
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