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Bridle ring

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One of a pair (24.559) of large, heavy rings, with triple projections facing each other at 180 degreesl; somewhat corroded and stained green.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg.) North 18A March 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Queen Amanikhatashan, A.D. 62–85

Findspot

Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Thickness x diameter x height of projection: 0.7 x 6.3 x 1.75 cm (1/4 x 2 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.558

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related