New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
Object Place: Egypt
Height x length of bezel: 1.8 x 2 cm (11/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Finger ring with bezel decorated with a lotus flower and two buds. Mold made.
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.
From Egypt. Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer