Three carnelian rings

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Rings, 18th dynasty
Abydos
Carnelian

Donated by the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum number 1975-79

Jewellery was worn as adornment by both men and women. It also had magical significance and protected the wearer from harm. The function of these rings is not certain but they were found next to the head of the body suggesting they were worn in the ears or through the hair.

Three carnelian rings
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