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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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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 185–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D. 0.021

Accession Number

24.565

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings