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Foundation deposit gold ring

Foundation Deposit gold ring. Gold wire twisted in a ring, ends do not meet. One found in each of the four corners.

Provenance

Gebel Barka, Pyramid 1; 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, reign of Yetavetay, 56–43 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

diameter 3.5 x 0.1 cm (1 3/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2550

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits