An Egypto-Roman Green Jasper Intaglio ringstone, Ptolemaic - Roman Period, ca. 1st century BCE/CE
Carved from fine green jasper, a standing ibis with feathers defined by crosshatching on the back and folded wings, long tail feathers, a head turned in left profile with a long beak, a small ibis standing to the left.
The ibis was sacred and associated with Thoth, the god of wisdom and writing.
Dimensions: US ring size: 9 1/4
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. Set in a modern 18k gold ring.
Provenance: Private collection of J.L., Texas, acquired from the New York trade in the early 1990s.
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