Finger Ring Fragment card

Finger Ring Fragment

1978.291.297z

On display

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Ring bezel made from yellow faience in an oval shape with green elipse shape at the centre. 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.