Finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 40


Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 185

Dimensions

Bezel: 1 x 1.2 cm (3/8 x 1/2 in.) Shank: 2.1 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.304

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This signet ring, along with a silver signet, was recovered from the debris of a plundered burial. It features two upright, mummified, royal figures with uraei facing each other. There is an ib sign below.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 185. January 1923: 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