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Ring bezel fragment

This is a fragment of a ring bezel and part of shank. It has impressed hieroglyphs consisting of an animal-headed deity holding a scepter, with a sun disc above.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, North of pyramid I-b. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width x bezel height x overall thickness: 1.9 x 1.3 x 1.1 x 2 cm (3/4 x 1/2 x 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2508

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings