Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 5
Bezel: 1 x 1.6 cm (3/8 x 5/8 in.) Shank: 1.9 x 2.3 cm (3/4 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Electrum with remnants of enamel
Not On View
Only part of the tomb was plundered and many artifacts, including jewelry, were recovered. Severals jewels are enameled. This hand-fabricated ring has an elliptical bezel with applied wire cloisons. The design incorporates a central rosette with lotus blossoms at both ends. The enamel is largely missing.
From Meroe, Beg. W 179. January 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