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This intaglio bezel of this ring features a standing, profile image of the lion-headed god Apedemak.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 2, tomb of Amanikhabale. March 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 Amanikhabale, 50–40 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Ring D. 0.020 x 0.017 Bezel D. 0.012 x 0.009

Accession Number

24.567

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings