Fragment of a ring bezel



Accession Number
W1152
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
Object Type
Jewellery, Finger ring, Bezel
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna
Measurements
Length: 19mm | Width: 9mm | Depth: 11mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animal
Tilapia (Bulti)

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Description

A faience ring bezel fragment in the shape of a fish. This appears to be a Tilipia (bulti). This fish hatches its babies in its mouth and thus is a symbol of rebirth. This bezel is from Amarna and was donated by the Egypt Exploration Society.