Finger Ring

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gold.

Date:

Probably Ptolemaic Period (332–30 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Upon death, people who were thought to have lived moral lives were reborn in the afterlife as a form of the god Osiris. This ring is inscribed with the title “Osiris,” followedby the owner’s names and titles, attesting to his faith that he would become Osiris after death.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Finger Ring

Origin

Egypt

Date

305 BC–30 BC

Medium

Gold

Dimensions

1.4 × 2.2 × 2.3 cm (9/16 × 7/8 × 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1894.265

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