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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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Provenance

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.

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

24.569

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings