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Inlay for a finger ring bezel

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In all likelihood, this oval, glass element was once mounted in a ring bezel. The perimeter of the glass is black while the center is a rough white.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N. 18, tomb of Queen Amanikhatashan. March 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Queen Amanikhatashan, A.D. 30–40

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.2 cm (7/16 x 3/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12398

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings