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Finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Tanyidamani
110–90 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid N 20

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.021 x 0.018

Accession Number

24.518

Medium or Technique

Gold and agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Although the tomb was plundered, several items of jewelry were left behind, including this ring with an intaglio agate gemstone set into the bezel. The image on the stone appears to be a human head.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 20. December 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