Silver Ring of King Ramesses IV

Silver Ring of King Ramesses IV

All three of these rings probably belonged to nobility or other private persons, not to royalty, The small bronze signet ring has the prenomen, or throne name, of Ramesses II. The scarab ring lacks his …

Gold Signet Ring

Gold Signet Ring of Neferibre

Because this ring bears a cartouche of King Khufu, it was once world famous as the actual signet ring of the builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza. The inscription, however, shows that it really …

Ancient Egyptian frog ring

Ancient Egyptian frog ring

The ring is made of Egyptian blue, which was a vibrant blue pigment, considered to be the first synthetically-produced pigment, composed of quartz sand, a copper compound, and calcium carbonate. The color blue was highly …

Gold Bes Signet Ring

Gold Bes Signet Ring

This ring bezel is decorated with the royal device of two cartouches topped by ostrich plumes. The cartouches frame dancing figures of Bes. Since Bes was closely associated with women in labor and with small …

Ancient Egyptian Agate Frog Ring

Ancient Egyptian Agate Frog Ring

Perhaps the lid of a cosmetic vessel, on an oval plinth, naturalistically rendered, the eyes and mouth delineated by incision, pierced horizontally through the chest and stomach; mounted as a ring in a modern gold …

Ancient Egyptian Signet Ring

This ring belonging to a person call Sa-Neith, who held the following titles: ‘Prophet and Divine Father’, ‘Director of Chapels (of the goddess Neith)’, ‘Priest of Horus’, ‘He whose two Diadems are Great’, ‘Lord of …

Gold Signet Ring of Amenhotep II

Gold Signet Ring of Amenhotep II

Ancient Egyptian signet-ring with a rectangular bezel bearing a cartouche with the name of Amenhotep II flanked by Nile gods (Hapi).  New Kingdom, mid 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep II, ca. 1427-1401 BC. Now in …