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Gold Swivel Ring with Ancient Egyptian Feldspar Cowroid of Queen Hatshepsut

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Seller: randall3563 (779) 100%, Location: Auburn, California, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 202135023759 Ring Size = 8-9 USA, 19mm Diameter This exceptional ring is made of modern 21K gold with the central swivel bezel containing an ancient Egyptian feldspar cowroid that is engraved with the cartouche of Queen Hatshepsut. The cowroid dates back to 1503-1485 BC when Queen Hatshepsut reigned as the fifth ruler of the 18th Dynasty. The attractive turquoise feldspar is engraved with "Maat-ka Re" which was the royal name of Queen Hatshepsut. A tiny black Maat feather also adorns one side of the upper surface. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hatshepsut was the longest reigning female pharaoh in Egypt, ruling for 20 years in the 15th century B.C. She is considered one of Egypt's most successful pharaohs. Queen Hatshepsut, the daughter of Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose, married her half-brother Thutmose II who had a son Thutmose III by a minor wife. When Thutmose II died in 1479 BC his son Thutmose III was appointed heir. However the Queen was appointed regent due to the boy's young age. They ruled jointly until 1473 BC when she declared herself Pharaoh. Under Hatshepsut's reign the Kingdom of Egypt prospered. Unlike other rulers in her dynasty, she was more interested in ensuring economic prosperity and building and restoring monuments throughout Egypt and Nubia than in conquering new lands. The Queen built the temple Djeser-djeseru ("holiest of holy places") which was dedicated to Amon and served as her funerary cult. She also erected two red granite obelisks at the Temple of Amon at Karnak, one of which still stands today. She also had one notable trading expedition to the land of Punt in the ninth year of her reign. The ships returned with gold, ivory and myrrh trees which is immortalized on the walls of the temple. Queen Hatshepsut died in early February of 1458 BC. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The ancient feldspar cowroid is Intact and in Excellent condition. It has a a nice satin patina and the face cowroid is deeply engraved. The modern 21K gold setting is in the shape of two lotus flowers holding the central swivel piece housing the cowroid. It is in Excellent condition too. The holding pin that passes through the ancient drilled hole is iron for strength. This unique ring is both beautiful and historical. Ex. Christies N.Y. 1990 -------------------------- California Sales Tax is charged on all sales made within or shipped within the State of California. The only exception is for holders of a valid California State Resellers Permit, a copy of which must be made available to me in order to be exempt from the tax. California Sales Tax is not charged by me on out-of-state sales or international sales. -------------------------- See my website souktopia.com for more interesting antiquities, antiques, historical collectibles, fossils, art, coins, jewelry and colored gemstones. Please contact me if you want to see an item listed on eBay. On Dec-10-17 at 09:38:56 PST, seller added the following information: In the latest issue of National Geographic there is an article about two tombs from the 18th Dynasty which were just opened and excavated. Some excerpts from the article: "Egyptian officials have excavated two tombs dating back to the 18th Dynasty in the southern city of Luxor. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced the discovery on Saturday, declaring an “exceptional day” for the country after unearthing the final resting places of two ancient officials. “It’s the first time to enter these two tombs,” al-Anani told reporters. The tombs, located in an ancient cemetery for noblemen and top officials on the west bank of the Nile River, were previously known but had never been opened. Archaeologists found wooden funerary masks, clay vessels, hundreds of statues, and a linen-wrapped mummy among the many artifacts. The mummy is thought to belong to a top official from the early 18th Dynasty." "Kampp 161 likely dates to the reigns of Amenhotep II or Thutmose IV, based on stylistic and architectural comparisons with other tombs in the area, making it around 3,400 years old. The western wall of the tomb features an elaborate depiction of a social event, possibly a banquet, with a figure presenting offerings to the tomb's occupant and his wife. Wooden funerary masks, the remains of furniture, and a decorated coffin were discovered in the tomb." "Kampp 150 most likely dates to the reign of Thutmose I—roughly a century earlier than Kampp 161—based on a cartouche found in the tomb. While no name-bearing inscription was found, many funerary seals bearing the names of a writer named Maati and his wife Mohi, found in the tomb's courtyard, may hint at the identification of the tomb's occupant. Archaeologists found colorful wooden statues, funerary masks and a linen-wrapped mummy in the tomb." The ring in this listing is from just this time period in ancient Egypt. Very 3500 year old special cowroid in a unique swivel ring setting. Condition: Excellent condition..., Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: Gold and Feldspar

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