- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
- Object Type
- Jewellery, Finger ring, Bezel
- New Kingdom
- Eighteenth Dynasty
- Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
- Egypt, Amarna
- Length: 16mm | Width: 12mm | Depth: 3mm
- Number of Elements
Dark blue ring bezel fragment showing a gazelle. Gazelles represented their desert habitat which at times represented danger. At other times gazelles were believed to have regenerative powers because of their ability to live in arid areas. They were also connected with the solar, feminine aspects of creation.
Strandberg, Å. 2009. The Gazelle in Ancient Egyptian Art: Image and Meaning. Uppsala: Uppsala University.
- Last modified: 10 Aug 2021