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Blue band ring with openwork design

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Faience ring, pierced ornament, lotus bud and seated falcon-headed solar deity. deep blue. [Alternate Text:] The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler's art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of...

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Provenance

From Giza, GMT room J1 (=pillared hall 27), south of pillar 3. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date, March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x diameter: 1.8 x 2.5 cm (11/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

11.982

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings