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Archeological Object



The ring has on the top a decoration consisting of a frog and a snake, both linked to cosmogony of Hermopolis. The frog is made with attention to detail and from its mouth departs the body of the reptile, wrapped around the body of the frog. The decoration of the ring is linked to the symbolic significance of the two animals represented: the regeneration for the frog and the cycle of eternal life for the snake.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 1012
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: Ring
  Class and ware: Jewellery
  Title or subject:


Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Meroitic period (?)
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Bronze
  Diameter: 1.8
  Varie: Conservation status: excellent

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2009, Cortese V. in Einaudi S. (a cura di),  “Egitto nascosto. Collezioni e collezionisti dai Musei Piemontesi” Cinisello Balsamo, p. 88, scheda 56