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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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Provenance

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

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

21.17060

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings