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Solid gold ring with inscription in cartouche, "Mut Mistress of Heaven, Lady of Good Life."

Provenance

May 1945, said to have been found about 12 miles southeast of Medinet Gurob, Egypt, by Robert Gordon Faudree [see note 1]; 1959, sold by Faudree to Horace L. Mayer (b. 1899 - d. 1968), Williamstown, MA [see note 2]; to his widow, Florence Ellen Mayer, Williamstown; 1971, gift of Mrs. Mayer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1972) NOTES: [1] According to a letter from Faudree of July 6, 1959. [2] First lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA on October 30, 1959 (loan no. 49.59).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period or later, 1075–30 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Said to be found, site 12 miles southeast of Gurob in the Faiyum, Egypt

Dimensions

Length of bezel: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1076

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings