Bridle ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Queen Amanikhatashan
A.D. 62–85


Findspot: Nubia-Sudan, Meroe, Beg., Tomb 18 A

Dimensions

Height x diameter x height of projection: 0.7 x 6.3 x 1.75 cm (1/4 x 2 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.559

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

One of two (24.558) large, heavy rings, with triple projections at 180 degrees facing each other; somewhat corroded and stained green.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg.), North Tomb 18A. March 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition