Finger Ring Fragment
Bezel broken from a ring. Bright blue glazed faience in the shape a fish. Details of fins and scales visible. 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.