About this object

Heavy gilded bronze finger ring with inscribed oval bezel (the dimensions of the bezel are 20 x 14 mm). The inscription appears to read Nefer-kheperu-Ra Setep-[en]-Ra, the prenomen of Akhenaten (beautiful are the manifestations of Ra) followed by the epithet, chosen of Ra. It's also been pointed out that this was the name of one of Akhenaten's daughters.

The ring was excavated in the east block of the magazines (R.41.5) between the Royal Estate and the Great Aten Temple in the Central City region of Tell el-Amarna during the 1932-3 excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
    Bronze
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    1932
  • Measurements
    26 mm x 25 mm x 14 mm
  • Note
    EES negative no. O.087
  • Related people
    East Anglia Egyptian Society (Previous owner); Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

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Publications

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Society Excavations at Tell el Amarna

    Start date: 1921
    End date: 1921
    Description: Excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna by the Egypt Exploration Society between 1921 and 1936.

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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