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Mud seal impression

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid 126

Dimensions

1.4 x 1.3 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-199

Medium or Technique

Gray mud

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions

Small lump of mud rolled around strings and imprinted with seal (ring): royal helmet with twin uraei surmounted by Hathor horns and sun disc (queen’s sign).

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid 126. 1922: 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