Finger Ring card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Finger Ring

1973.1.54a

Currently not on display

Information

Fragment of a glazed faience finger ring with openwork ring bezel in form of an Eye of Horus (wedjat), a symbol which offered protection to the wearer. Purchased for the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum at Sotheby's, London, 16 December 1924 (Bethell collection), Lot 358; 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).