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

Provenance

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.

Findspot

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

Dimensions

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

28-1-73fi

Medium or Technique

Electrum and carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings