Faience ring, with Uraeus bezel

Production date
1550 BCE-1295 BCE
Country
Egypt
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Description
Blue-glazed faience ring, with the bezel depicting a uraeus [serpent] symbol.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
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Measurements
H20mm x W20mm x D20mm
Media/Materials description
Faience core, blue glaze
History and use
According to different belief systems, some jewellery provided the wearer protection – the Uraeus (snake) provided power, the eye of Horus assisted healing. These rings were produced in large quantities, and were given out as gifts by the King.
Registration number
E40027.1

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