Finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
332 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 214

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: 0.023

Accession Number

23.847

Medium or Technique

Silver, enamel, human bone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The intact burial contained an adult skeleton in the remains of a wooden coffin. Amulets and jewelry were found in situ on the body. This ring was found on a finger of the right hand. The rectangular bezel is inlaid with a glass inset featuring a sacred eye.

Silver finger ring with blue enamel decoration, broken into five parts and incomplete. Finger bone remains with it.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 214. January 10, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition