New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, tomb of Khasekhemwy
Overall: 8 x 2.3 cm (3 1/8 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Gold with reddish discoloration; four hollow rings soldered together.
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 Abydos, tomb of Khasekhemwy. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1901)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription