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The ring from this plundered burialwas found in the debris. Other jewelry recovered includes gilt glass and carnelian beads, four pendants, and a ram's head amulet. This oval, intaglio bezel of this ring shows a sphinx wearing the double crown Before him is an ankh and a hawk with outspread...

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From Meroe, Beg. W 171. February 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 185–10 B.C.


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


Legacy dimension: D. 0.021

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings