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The ring has an intaglio bezel that features a figure of a sphinx wearing a sun disk with horns. 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. Considerable jewelry was discovered in...

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Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 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, reign of Amanitaraqide, A.D. 40–50

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.4 x 1.5 cm (9/16 x 9/16 in.) Shank: 2.4 x 2 cm (15/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.560

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings