Finger Ring card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Finger Ring

M11896a

On display

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Green glazed faience finger ring with openwork ring bezel in form of an Eye of Horus (wedjat), a symbol which offered protection to the wearer. 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.