Finger Ring Fragment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Finger Ring Fragment

1978.291.297aa

On display

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Faience ring bezel in yellow, with two blue stripes and a central red stripe design. 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.