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Finger Ring with Cartouche of Akhenaten

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Jewelry

Glass and faience were both difficult materials for making jewelry.


Eighteenth Dynasty artisans frequently created glass reproductions of traditional metal and stone forms. These early glassworkers, still perfecting their skills, often reduced intricate details like inscriptions to simple lines.

Late Eighteenth Dynasty faiencemanufacturers produced mold-made rings inscribed with royal names. Because these pieces were too fragile to have been worn, they were most likely distributed as royal keepsakes at state occasions.
MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS Diam. 13/16 x Length of bezel 11/16 in. (2 x 1.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.253
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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    CAPTION Finger Ring with Cartouche of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E. Faience, Diam. 13/16 x Length of bezel 11/16 in. (2 x 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.253. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.253_37.409_erg456.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.253_37.409_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/5/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Light blue faience finger ring. Oval bezel with cartouche of Akhenaten. Mediocre impression. Condition: Perfect.
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