Finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
185–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 32

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 cm (1 in.) diameter; Bezel 1.6 x 1.5

Accession Number

23.1461

Medium or Technique

Gold sheet over core material

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The plundered burial had the remains of five bodies. The main burial is associated with an anthropoid coffin. This ring was found in debris near the coffin. It has a rectangular bezel featuring four seated deities in the top register and two crocodiles in the bottom register.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 32. 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