Finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe Begrawiya W, Pyramid 5

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.4 x 1.6 cm (9/16 x 5/8 in.) Shank: 2 x 2.4 cm (13/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.517

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Only part of the tomb was plundered and many artifacts, including jewelry, were recovered. Severals jewels are enameled. This hand-fabricated ring has a rectangular, cast bezel with four registers featuring lions and crocodiles.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition