Blue band ring with openwork design

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1

Dimensions

Width x diameter: 1.8 x 2.5 cm (11/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

11.982

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Faience ring, pierced ornament, lotus bud and seated falcon-headed solar deity. deep blue.

[Alternate Text:]
The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.

Provenance

From Giza, GMT room J1 (=pillared hall 27), south of pillar 3. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date, March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition