Finger Ring



Rectangular finger ring bezel with openwork design depicting the head of Hathor. Polychrome colour of bright blue, white, mauve and brown. Top part of shank preserved on either side. Old mend has failed and bezel is in two pieces. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. A31969 (23 items): 11 bright blue bezels of rings from Tell-el-Amarna. From ¼" to ¾" X 3/8" XVIII Dynasty; 4 dark blue bezels of rings from Tell-el-Amarna from 5/8" X ¼" to ¾" X ½"; 4 yellow including one in the form of utchat eye, from ½" X 3/8" to ¾" X ½"; One green in the form of utchat eye, ½" X ½"; Green bezel of ring broken in 2 pieces ¾" X ½"; White bezel with part of blue ring remaining ¾" X ½"; One red bezel of ring ½" X 3/8". Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 16 December 1924 (Bethell collection), Lot 358 "Twenty-two bezels of faience Rings from Tell-el-Amarna, many of fine work and colour; XVIII dynasty (Amherst collection)". Previously in the Tyssen-Amherst collection, sold at Sotheby's, London, 17 June 1921 as part of a group of faience ring fragments from Petrie's 1891-92 excavations at Tell el-Amarna (lots 883-886).