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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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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)

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Gift of Mrs. Laurence E. Eastman

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

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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings