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Carter No.: 256ff

Handlist description: Group of five finger rings

Card/Transcription No.: 256ff-3

256, FF. 3



<> 2.6 1.75

Double ring of green translucent calcedony. The king before the god Min on bezel. Max. diam. of loop from top of bezel 3.1.


<> green felspar red glass gold wire gold lapis lazuli glass A complex finger ring having bezel in the form of the sacred lunar and solar barque in which is a scarab (lapis lazuli) bearing the atef crown of gold with ureai on either side. Upon prow the barque of gold with lunar-disc; at stem the Horus hawk with open protective wings and solar disk on head - inlaid with carnelian, green felspar and lapis lazuli. The loop of the ring of three stalks of papyrus flower and (2) buds.

On the inner surface (under bezel) engraved upon the gold the following legend: <> Thoth with lunar disk on head & ankh in hand

Card no. 256ff-3 relating to Carter no. 256ff
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