Finger Ring



Almost half a ring of openwork design of bright blue. Depicts a seated falcon-headed god holding a feather, with two plumes on his head. Condition Note (1998): Incomplete. 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).