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Finger ring with an intaglio bezel that features a seated queen or goddess with a vulture headdress and a branch over the shoulder. 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 silver rings....

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From Beg. North, Pyramid 16, chamber A. 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 1.4 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.) Shank: 2.5 x 1.9 cm (1 x 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings