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4 rings of gold wire in different sizes. Wire is thicker in center, tapering towards ends. Ends are twisted together to form rings. Two are open.

Provenance

Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.From Meroe, N.VIII A. floor SE. Layers under fallen roof.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Findspot

Begarawiyeh (Meroe), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.) - average diameter

Accession Number

21.12460

Medium or Technique

gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings