Finger ring

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna Fort, under the Taharqa Temple, Room p

Dimensions

Bezel: 0.8 x 1.5 cm (5/16 x 9/16 in.) Shank: 2 x 2.2 cm (13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

28-1-73fii

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The ovoid bezel of this ring features a central sistrum flanked by two cats. The bezel is cast while the shank appears to be 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