Finger ring

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 454

Dimensions

Bezel: 1 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm (3/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1464

Medium or Technique

Silver and glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring, along with four others, came from a plundered tomb with no trace of the burial. It has an oval bezel with a multicolor, glass millifiore inlay featuring a floral motif. Cleaned by electrolysis, 1961.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition