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Although the tomb was plundered, several items of jewelry were left behind. On the bezel is a very wide broad collar, above which is a frontal representation of the human-headed Amun (Amun of Thebes) wearing a double-plumed crown. He is flanked by two ram's heads with double-plumed crown upon...

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From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 20. December, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Tanyidamani, 110–90 B.C.


Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)


Bezel: 1.7 x 1.9 cm (11/16 x 3/4 in.) Shank: 2.5 x 2.2 cm (1 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings