New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Ay
Object Place: Egypt
Diameter x length of bezel: 2.0 x 2.0 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Greenish-blue faience finger ring with oval bezel bearing inscribed name of “the god’s father Ay, the god, ruler of Thebes.”
During the second half of Dynasty 18 faience rings inscribed with the reigning king’s name were made as tokens of royal favor. These two examples are inscribed for the last kings of Dynasty 18.
From Egypt. By 1978: Laurence E. and Emma Stuyvesant Eastman collection; 1978: given to the MFA by Mrs. Eastman, September 13, 1978.
(Accession Date: September 13, 1978)
Gift of Mrs. Laurence E. Eastman