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Ring

Ring of flat sheet gold, the ends drawn out to spirals. These ornaments appear to have formed the burial jewelry of a high-born woman, not unlike the gold treasures found by Heinrich Schliemann at Troy in 1878. Certain Egyptian motifs suggest commerce and sea ties between Egypt and coastal Asia...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with George Zacos, Basel, Switzerland; purchased from George Zacos by MFA with funds provided by Landon T. Clay; accessioned as Centennial gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA, April 10, 1968

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Landon T. Clay

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Bronze Age, about 2400 B.C.

Accession Number

68.133

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings