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The bezel of this stirrup ring features a seated king holding a palm frond. The bezel is cast while the shank is hand-fabricated.

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: 2.1 x 2.1 cm (13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

28-1-73fiii

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings