Faience finger ring
18th Dynasty, 1500-1300 BC
Until the New Kingdom (1550-1070 BC),
The colours are also in themselves symbolic, as yellow equates with the flesh of the gods, blue with rebirth and the shimmering of the sun, and red with birth and destruction and with Osiris, the god of the dead.
F.D. Friedman (ed.), Gifts of the Nile: ancient Egy (London, Thames and Hudson, 1998)
C.A.R. Andrews, Ancient Egyptian jewellery (London, The British Museum Press, 1996)