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Carter No.: 271h

Handlist description: Finger ring

Card/Transcription No.: 271h-1


Diam. interior of loop: 1.8, exterior of loop 2.6, cms.

A pale blue faience finger ring mounted in a light framework of gold in the form of lotus flowers which terminate in a funda around the upper edge of the bezel of the ring. Fixed on to the bezel is (1) a small squatting figure of the king in gold between (2) Rec-Herakhty (right side) and (3) cAah (Thoth) in the form of a cynocephalus ape (left side).

This composite finger-ring is of interest as illustrating the use and intention of the numerous plain faience finger-rings, without device upon their bezels, discovered in divers sites through out Egypt.

Card no. 271h-1 relating to Carter no. 271h
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