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This ring has a circular bezel featuring a squatting goddess with sun disc and horns surrounded by seven stars. Dated by the stars in the field. See 24.574 for a comparable, excavated example.

Provenance

Probably from Meroe.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Delano Wight

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 30–175

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.3 x 1.4 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.) Shank: 2.8 x 2 cm (1 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.1335

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings