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Behind the enthroned royal figure with hem-hem crown sits a falcon on a sloping ladder(?). The significance of this accompanying motif remains unclear. (Sudan catalogue) Electrum. with circular bezel incribed with figure of king seated on throne. (Card)

Provenance

From Gammai: Mound E, bronze box. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; lent by Mrs. Oric Bates, Sept. 4, 1924; gift of Oric Bates, March 1942. (Accession date: March 12, 1942)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 2nd—3rd century A.D.

Findspot

Gammai, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Bezel: 2.1 x 2.1 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.) Shank: 3 x 2.3 cm (1 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

42.126

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings