Finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 5

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D. 0.024

Accession Number

23.306

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Only part of the tomb was plundered and many artifacts were recovered. This hard stone ring, carved in one piece, has an uninscribed bezel. It was found in a bronze bowl.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 5. 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