Ring bezel



Accession Number
W1155a
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: 20mm | Width: 11mm | Depth: 4mm
Number of Elements
1
Animals
Centipede | Gazelle | Hedgehog

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Description

A faience ring bezel, originally identified as bearing a centipede, then a horned hedgehog, and now thought to be a gazelle with a palm branch. It is very similar to the EES object 24-5/3 which is now in Liverpool World Museum (56.20.1001).

Bibliography

Graves-Brown 2014. A Gazelle, A Lute Player and Bes: three ring bezels from Amarna. In Dodson, A., Johnston, J.J. and Monkhouse, W. (eds.), A Good Scribe and an Exceedingly Wise Man: studies in honour of W.J. Tait Golden House: London, 113-126. City of Akhenaten II, plate XLIX ID11.