Finger Ring



Blue Egyptian faience finger ring with a bezel shaped like a cartouche and inscribed "Amun, lord of heaven, king of the gods, and ruler of western Thebes". 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.