Rings, which appeared from the first dynasties, are commonly worn from the Middle Kingdom onwards.
At this time the setting often takes the form of a beetle which can rotate to serve as a seal. Alongside various decorations (flower motifs, divinities, prophylactic signs and various decorative motifs...) the names and titles of the owner are frequently present.
This is still sometimes the case at the beginning of the New Kingdom as on this scarab ring bearing the name and titles of Queen Iahhetep,"mother of the king and royal wife" whose tomb had many jewels.
Width: 1,30 cm
Weight: 5 g
Materials: Brass, Lapis-lazuli
Period: Beginning of the New Empire - 17th, 18th dynasty
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum