Finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–10 B.C.


Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 165

Dimensions

Bezel: 0.6 x 0.6 cm (1/4 x 1/4 in.) Shank: 1.5 x 1.5 cm (9/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.853

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This is a hand-fabricated ring with a thin shank and small, square bezel. The surface has been crushed so that the design is indistinct. It was found with earstuds and numerous beads (carnelian and glass).

Provenance

From Meroe, W 165, thieves' debris over coffin bench. January 1, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition