Meroitic Period, reign of Amanitaraqide
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid N 16
Bezel: 1.4 x 1.5 cm (9/16 x 9/16 in.) Shank: 2.4 x 2 cm (15/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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The ring has an intaglio bezel that features a figure of a sphinx wearing a sun disk with horns. It was found on the right, dismembered hand in chamber A. All together, there were nine rings on the hand. Another hand in the same area had ten silver rings. Considerable jewelry was discovered in the two subterranean chambers, including earrings, bracelet elements, and glass beads. Some ornaments were enameled.
From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 16, chamber A. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition