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Finger ring

This ring, along with four others, came from a plundered tomb with no trace of the burial. It has a rectangular bezel that is inlaid with a faience wedjat-eye. The metal shoulder of the ring is decorated with floral elements and an ankh, an atypical treatment for the period. Another unusual...

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Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 454. February 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 40 B.C.–A.D. 114

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

23.1463

Medium or Technique

Silver and faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings