Finger ring

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 453

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.3 x 1.9 cm (1/2 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.433

Medium or Technique

Stone and glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This carved stone ring, in the style of a signet, has a plain bezel of blue glass. It was found in the thieves’ debris. Published by Dunham as having been given to Khartoum.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 453. 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