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Greenish-blue faience finger ring with oval bezel bearing inscribed name of "the god's father Ay, the god, ruler of Thebes." During the second half of Dynasty 18 faience rings inscribed with the reigning king's name were made as tokens of royal favor. These two examples are inscribed for the...

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Provenance

From Egypt. By 1978: Laurence E. and Emma Stuyvesant Eastman collection; 1978: given to the MFA by Mrs. Eastman, September 13, 1978. (Accession Date: September 13, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Laurence E. Eastman

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Ay, 1322–1319 B.C.

Object Place

Egypt

Object Place for Label

Dimensions

Diameter x length of bezel: 2.0 x 2.0 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.303

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings