Finger Ring



Green glazed Egyptian faience finger ring with a bezel shaped like a cartouche and inscribed "Beloved of Atum, Lord of Heliopolis". Ceramic moulds were used to make faience rings, jewellery and amulets. Made from the same raw materials as glass (silica, soda and lime) faience was prepared as a paste and shaped in moulds before firing. Different glazing techniques produced a variety of colours. Gatty Slip (1873): Large porcelain finger ring, inscribed. The plate of this ring forms a cartouche, which contains the titles of a king 'Beloved of Atum Lord of Heliopolis'.