Fniger ring

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1353–1336 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x length of bezel: 1.8 x 2 cm (11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.444

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Finger ring with bezel decorated with a lotus flower and two buds. Mold made.

[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 Egypt. Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer