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This hand-fabricated ring has an ovoid bezel with a carnelian scaraboid inlay. There is wire wrapped around both shoulders.


From Semna, under the Taharqa Temple, Room p. 1928: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.


Semna Fort, under the Taharqa Temple, Nubia (Sudan)


Bezel: 0.8 x 1.5 cm (5/16 x 9/16 in.) Shank: 2 x 2.2 cm (13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Electrum and carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings