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This finger ring has an intaglio bezel that features a seated female figure holding a staff, while a long streamer descends from the back of the head. It was found on the right, dismembered hand in chamber A. All together, there were nine rings on the hand. Another hand in the same area had ten...

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From Beg. North, Pyramid 16. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 0–20


Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)


Bezel: 1.3 x 1.6 cm (1/2 x 5/8 in.) Shank: 2.7 x 2 cm (1 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings