One bright blue-glazed Egyptian faience ring, with a indistinct decorationon the bezel, a possibly a cartouche.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
1353 BCE-1336 BCE
H20mm X W20mm x D20mm
Egyptian faience is a ceramic material with a siliceous body and brightly coloured glaze.
Faience (composed of quartz, alkaline salts [natron or plant ash], lime, and metallic mineral-based colorant)
Glaze (formed by alkali and lime reacting with silica to form the glaze)
Blue glaze created with copper
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.
Crookshank, Edgar March (b.1858, d.1928)