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Ring - Scarab, Egypt, Sister Selina Lily (Lil) Mackenzie, 1915-1917 Object Reg. No: HT 25305

Scarab ring bought by Sister Selina Lily (Lil) Mackenzie as a souvenir of her time in Egypt during World War I. The scarab is the Egyptian symbol of immortality. Lil nursed at the 1st Australian General Hospital from October 1915 to January 1917. The 1st AGH was located in the Heliopolis Palace Hotel on the north-eastern edge of Cairo.
Narrow gold shank with raised prongs. A scarabaeus beetle carved in stone is attached to the prong mounts with screws so that the scarab can swivel.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Rosemary McArthur, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21 mm (Height), 13 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, nursing, jewellery, souvenirs
Themes this item is part of: Sister Selina Lily (Lil) McKenzie (1882-1972), Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Souvenirs & Mementoes
Tertiary Classification: jewellery
Date Purchased: Sister Selina Mackenzie, Cairo, Egypt, 1915-1917

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