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This ring was found in the Meroitic cemetery located between tumulus K IV and K X. The intaglio bezel features a large ankh sign.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K 10 / x1. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.3 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.) Shank: 2.5 x 1.9 cm (1 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4252

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings