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Finger ring of King Taharqa

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Cast gold finger ring with incised decoration in the form of a stylized sacred eye


From Nuri: pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Diameter: 2.6 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cast gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings