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


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


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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings