Finger Ring with Hieroglyphs

Finger Ring with Hieroglyphs
Gold; H. 1.4 cm; Diam. 1.9 cm
Egypt; 664–332 BCE
Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris; Art Institute of Chicago: 1894.265
© Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago

Squared gold rings with hieroglyphic inscriptions remained common during the Ptolemaic era. Like this example, they are often incised with columns of text providing the names and titles of the high officials who commissioned them.

T.G. Allen. A handbook of the Egyptian collection. University of Chicago Press, 1923.