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Carter No.: 044d

Handlist description: Ring of gold and blue glass

Card/Transcription No.: 044d-1

44 (d) Ring of gold and blue glass. 16

Triple gold ring, joining to form a single lotus below bezel. Separate rings 1.5 mm. thick at junction, widening to 3mm. below. Hole 2.1 wide inside, 1.9 deep. Flattened under bezel. Width of combined rings at bottom 1.1, under joins .8. Set into bottom of middle ring a slip of blue glass, width of ring, 1.8 long. Binding at junction of rings a strip of gold wound round, with transverse incised lines to imitate cord bindings, .3 wide. Above this ring widens to 1 cm. at bezel. Lotus details in inlaid slips of red, blue and green glass or glaze. Bezel in form of cartouche 3.5 x 1.2. Round rim, except at bottom of cartouche, a slip of inlay blue glass. Sitting on the bezel, stuck by pins inset into it 3 tiny scarabs, centre one of blue glass, side ones of gold. The gold scarabs were made of two pieces, junction coming just above legs. Actual legs may also have been soldered on separately. To top of heads were soldered plain gold sun disks.


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