History : Nov-Dec 2016
PHOTOS: EGYPTIAN MUSEUM OF BERLIN/BPK/SCALA, FLORENCE NUBIA'S ROYAL TREASURES The jewels of Meroë’s first-century b.c. queen Amanishakheto were stolen in 1834 by Giuseppe Ferlini. Today they are on display in the State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, and the Egyptian Museum of Berlin. ARMLET Multicolored glass paste pieces inlaid with gold. The clasp depicts the god Amun with a ram’s head before a chapel door. RING Glass paste and gold. Adorned with the head of the god Amun in the form of a ram with a headdress made of vulture feathers SEAL RING This gold ring shows two royal figures holding a child. One adult may be Amanishakheto. The child may be her son and heir.