Fragment of a ring bezel



Accession Number
W1155
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: 18mm | Width: 12mm | Depth: 4mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animal
Gazelle

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Description

A faience ring bezel fragment with a figure of a gazelle from Amarna. The gazelle could represent regeneration because of its ability to live in the arid desert. It also symbolised various deities such as Anukis, Hathor or Seth. It was donated by the Egypt Exploration Society.

Other Identity
W1178 (see Kate Bosse-Griffiths Day Book 18.5.1978)) | SIM55 (written on ink on reverse (difficult to read)
Previous Owners
Egypt Exploration Society | The British Museum
Acquisition
Gift, Via the British Museum as part of the dispersal of the disposable objects from the excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society (15 Mar 1978)
Last modified: 10 Aug 2021

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