Finger Ring



Bright blue faience finger ring with oval shaped bezel decorated with a representation of a gazelle or antelope. From Flinders Petrie's 1891-1892 excavations at Tell el-Amarna. At the royal city of Amarna, the archaeologist Flinders Petrie found thousands of ceramic moulds 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.