Finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: Bezel 1.9 x 2.5 cm (3/4 x 1 in.)Overall: Ring 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

23.424

Medium or Technique

Gold and glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This hand-fabricated ring has a large, flat, oval bezel once inlaid with pink glass.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 5. January 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition