Faience ring, with Uraeus bezel
1550 BCE-1295 BCE Country
Egypt See full details
Blue-glazed faience ring, with the bezel depicting a uraeus [serpent] symbol.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
H20mm x W20mm x D20mm
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.