Finger Ring card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Finger Ring

1973.1.60c

Currently not on display

Information

Finger ring with oval bezel. Inscribed with the throne name of King Amenhotep III, Nebmaatra ('the possessor of the Maat of Ra'). Rich purple colour. Shank broken with a part missing. 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).