Finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 390

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.8 x 1.8 cm (11/16 x 11/16 in.) Shank: 2.5 x 1.8 x 1 cm (1 x 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.309

Medium or Technique

Silver and glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The burial in this tomb was an intact adult. This ring was located on the right hand of the deceased. Several other silver rings were found near the body. This ring has a round, raised bezel with a circular, glass element set in the metal.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 390. February 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