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Bridle ring

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One of two (24.558) large, heavy rings, with triple projections at 180 degrees facing each other; somewhat corroded and stained green.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg.), North Tomb 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

Height 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

24.559

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related