40 B.C.–A.D. 114
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 454
Bezel: 1.9 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm (3/4 x 7/16 x 1/8 in.) Shank: 2.1 x 1.9 cm (13/16 x 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silver and faience
Not On View
This ring, along with four others, came from a plundered tomb with no trace of the burial. It has a rectangular bezel that is inlaid with a faience wedjat-eye. The metal shoulder of the ring is decorated with floral elements and an ankh, an atypical treatment for the period. Another unusual aspect are the “tabs” in the metal bezel.
From Meroe, Beg. W 454. February 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition