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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Where is it from?
- A Date Purchased Cairo, Egypt
Ring - Scarab, Egypt, Sister Selina Lily (Lil) Mackenzie, 1915-1917 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
|Dimensions:||21 mm (Height), 13 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Date Purchased:||Sister Selina Mackenzie, Cairo, Egypt, 1915-1917|