Finger ring of King Taharqa

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1

Dimensions

Diamter x thickness: 2.6 x 0.9 cm (1 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.250

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Cast gold finger ring with incised decoration in the form of a stylized sacred eye

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition