Fragment of a ring bezel



Accession Number
W1160i
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
Object Type
Jewellery, Finger ring, Bezel
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep III
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna
Measurements
Length: 11mm | Width: 12mm | Depth: 6mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This fragment of a ring bezel shows the nomen of Amenhotep III. Such bezels could be seen as kingly propaganda or a demand from the populace for the protection, connection with divinity, or social status resulting from contact with the king's name. It was donated by the Egypt Exploration Society.