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Mud seal impression

Small lump of mud rolled around strings and imprinted with seal (ring): royal helmet with twin uraei surmounted by Hathor horns and sun disc (queen's sign).

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid 126. 1922: 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, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.4 x 1.3 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-199

Medium or Technique

Gray mud

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions