Finger Ring with Cartouche of Akhenaten
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Glass and faience were both difficult materials for making jewelry.
Eighteenth Dynasty artisans frequently created glass reproductions of traditional metal and stone forms. These early glassworkers, still perfecting their skills, often reduced intricate details like inscriptions to simple lines.
Late Eighteenth Dynasty faiencemanufacturers produced mold-made rings inscribed with royal names. Because these pieces were too fragile to have been worn, they were most likely distributed as royal keepsakes at state occasions.
ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E.
Diam. 13/16 x Length of bezel 11/16 in. (2 x 1.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Archaeological provenance not yet documented; before 1896, acquired by Charles Edwin Wilbour; 1896, inherited from Charles Edwin Wilbour by Charlotte Beebe Wilbour; 1914, inherited from Charlotte Beebe Wilbour by Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour; 1916, gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour to the Brooklyn Museum.
Light blue faience finger ring. Oval bezel with cartouche of Akhenaten. Mediocre impression.
Finger Ring with Cartouche of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E. Faience, Diam. 13/16 x Length of bezel 11/16 in. (2 x 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.253. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.253_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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